South Korea, 2020, 15’30’’
Based on events surrounding the murders of several of the many Korean women committed by US Army personnel since the Korean War of the 1950’s.1992 South Korea. Soyoung, also known as Annie, is a Juicy Girl. A term used by American soldiers stationed in South Korea for local prostitutes. Soyoung is a trafficking victim, snatched by a gang when in her teens and forced into sex slavery. Sold to a pimp who operates his girls out of a nightclub, exclusively reserved for US Army personnel, Soyoung serves their ‘needs’. Her world is confined and tightly controlled, there is no escape. Soyoung’s only rare moments of joy come when she befriends a young street seller, Hoon a 10 year old boy.
Private Michael Johnstone, a US Army Medic, is a loner and shunned by the other G.I.’s. A narcissist and a misogynist, Johnstone is a psychotic landmine waiting to explode. At the nightclub Soyoung is in his sights, seemingly easy prey he can dominate and humiliate.
Internationally renowned photographer who has worked with some of the biggest names such as Johnny Depp, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and many more. MJ has been working for Sir Paul since 2008 as his personal photographer and finally pursued his childhood dream of being a filmmaker through ‘Juicy Girl’. Through ‘Juicy Girl’, MJ hoped to shed light on the dark side of the US military presence in South Korea post Korean War and tell the story of the horror and violence many young women fell victim to and continues to endure to this day.