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Ms. Purple

Two Asian American siblings, Kasie & Carey, who grew up and are stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Their mother abandoned them when they were young and they were raised by their father who is now on his deathbed. They both have deep scars left from their upbringing that they are constantly trying to overcome as they struggle to navigate their own lives. Ultimately this story is about amending of a relationship between a brother and sister and the regrouping of a family in the final days of their father’s life.


Ms. Purple


In the dark karaoke rooms of Los Angeles’s Koreatown stripmalls, Kasie works as a doumi girl, a young hostess paid to cater to rich businessmen’s capricious whims. As she struggles to hide her sorrow through soju- and MDMA-fueled nights, her mind is focused on one thing: earning enough tips to continue providing for her bedridden father. When her father’s caretaker unexpectedly quits, Kasie seeks help from her estranged brother, and the siblings are forced to reconnect and reconcile the suppressed trauma that lead to their separation.

  • Director Justin Chon
  • Writer Justin Chon, Chris Dinh
  • Producers Alex Chi, Justin Chon, Alan Pao
  • Cast Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, James Kang
  • Runtime 87mins
  • Country USA

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