From the Episode: On the Prowl

Banana Trip

| March 9, 2015

Florida State University / 2013 / 9 minutes / English and Korean, English subtitles / Color

“White girls are easy.”

Visiting from South Korea, Seungmin and Dongjoo are counting on their Korean-American friend John to hook them up with girls — babes in bikinis on the Florida beach, to be exact. It doesn’t take long for the trio to realize that picking up chicks isn’t as easy as John’s braggadocio would suggest. With their day at the beach ending and their prospects diminishing, the friends reevaluate their mission.

Written and directed by Hyungjik Lee. The film has been featured at numerous festivals, and won Second Place at the Palm Beach International Showcase of Films. Principal cast: Paul Kim, Seungmin Choi and Steve Kim.

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Julia Shackelford

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Peter Borg

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Zaldy Serrano
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