After finally seeing the release of his studio-banned 2003 katoey sports horror-comedy Phee Tum Tim (ผีตุ๋มติ๋ม) last year, Sukij Narin now follows up his controversial cult-hit 2002 sex comedy Sin Sisters (ผู้หญิง 5 บาป, Phu Ying Ha Bap) with Sin Sisters 2.
No longer hindered by police censorship, Sukij seeks to take full advantage of Thailand's new motion-picture ratings system and make the movie he presumably wanted to make eight years ago.
Opening in Thai cinemas today, Sin Sisters 2 has the rather dubious distinction of being the first commercially released Thai film to receive the 20- (unofficially stated as 20+) rating. This is the only restricted rating in the system, with I.D. checks at the theater supposed to be mandatory.
Previous 20- releases include Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (the first) and Anocha Suwichakornpong's Mundane History (yet to be commercially released in Thailand -- it had a festival screening only).
The premise of Phu Ying Ha Bap 2 is roughly the same as the first -- five saucy women confess the sexual secrets they are least proud of. Only here, instead of sitting around in an apartment as in the first film, there are five women being held captive under torturous conditions by a mysterious person. It all looks rather exploitive, in a "Women in Prison" sort of way.
With the censorship panel being beefed up, it's anybody's guess whether more films like this will be allowed.
There's an English-subtitled trailer at YouTube and it's embedded below.