Korean Culture’s Sexist Bum Rap: A How-To Website’s Humorous Take on Korean Clubbing
01/05/2010

TVLesson.com Offers Insider Look into Koreatown’s Hottest Nightclub, Le Cercle; Exclusive Interviews, Behind-the-Scene Footage, and Detailed Accounts of Infamous ‘Booking’ Practice

Online PR News – 05-January-2010 – – Korean clubbing scenes are still rife with ‘booking’, as many LA Koreatown and Hollywood club owners and waiters will attest to. When asked what distinguishes Korean clubs from the many other clubs in LA and Hollywood, manager of Korean Super Club Le Cercle Jay Yoon admits, “I think it’s the booking.” Most Korean club regulars know the term ‘booking’ as a term which refers to the way Korean women are forcefully “grabbed and dragged” from the dance floor, at the request of an ogling and usually inebriated Korean male patron, to a nearby table or banquet room. Nerve.com’s columnist Cathy Hong pointedly avoids the euphemism though: her in-depth feature article on the popular Korean clubbing practice is entitled “Casual Sexism” (2003).

An indirect response to the unrelenting popularity of this practice is highlighted in the tongue-in-cheek short film “How to Go Korean Clubbing”, directed and produced by TVLesson Studios in partnership with Legendary Media Group (LMG)/Universal. TVLesson takes viewers inside the biggest Korean club in Los Angeles, Le Cercle with host Shane Yoon of LMG. Viewers are given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in a Korean club: interviews with the club manager, veteran waiter, club patrons, the house DJ and even a cooperative bouncer together make for an entertaining parody of such popular reporting shows as E! True Hollywood Story and Insider Report. What is often given a harsh sexist spin because of the “forced” nature of the so-called ‘dating’ practice takes comedic center stage in an original and light-handed cultural critique.

This along with countless other self-produced videos and articles are what continues to distinguish TVLesson from the myriad other how-to websites out there. Original and unique content in the form of self-produced high quality videos and articles can target a unique niche market of visitors and users in a way that other more generic content cannot. As TVLesson continues to rapidly expand the number of unique viewers within its reach, it will undoubtedly rely on such inventive entertainment to sustain its niche market of viewers and users.

To watch the video: Go to www.TVLesson.com and search "How to Go Korean Clubbing" or go to http://www.tvlesson.com/video/44015_how-to-go-korean-clubbing.html