JTBC’s upcoming Ok-drama Behind Your Contact raised considerations ever because the trailer launched. The present, touted to be a psychometric thriller, got here beneath the scanner after the trailer confirmed its feminine lead, who has psychometric powers, touching individuals’s hip to find out about their previous. Whereas many discovered it hilarious, underlining the comedic facet of the present, just a few have been merely not glad and even known as it endorsement of sexual harassment. Addressing these considerations, Behind Your Contact director Kim Sok Yun broke silence throughout a press convention.
Kim Sok Yun on Behind Your Contact
Explaining the title of the present ‘힙하게’ (Behind Your Contact n English), which additionally means hip (adjective or adverb) in Korean, Kim Sok Yun mentioned through the press meet, “So, the phrase that we use in Korean ‘hip’, it means that you’ve a singular attribute or it’s refreshing. I assumed it was an entertaining title. And in addition when ‘Ye Bun’ will get her supernatural energy of psychometry it’s a supernatural energy that form of has a handicap with it. You need to bodily contact somebody’s hip or behind to have the ability to carry out that supernatural energy. So, I attempted to form of mix these two collectively and create the title. ”
Kim Sok Yun on individuals’s response
When requested about considerations of the individuals with the present and its title, the director, who’s finest recognized for Detective Ok, mentioned, “Sure, I heard that as nicely. When individuals noticed the edited footage, I do know that some individuals did have some considerations, however I believe the context is absolutely essential. With out context, it might convey various things however I need to say with confidence that you simply shouldn’t be fearful. Our present hasn’t launched but. However I really feel that when it’s aired, these considerations will probably be resolved. And while you watch the drama, I consider that it’ll all be resolved.”
Behind Your Contact controversy
Reacting to the present and its trailer, Twitter customers beforehand expressed disappointment. Considered one of them tweeted, “No gender ought to be touching some other gender inappropriately with out consent.” “Be it a person or a girl touching somebody’s butt is unquestionably inappropriate and bizarre,” added one other person. Yet one more mentioned sarcastically, “Nothing incorrect with that. Solely males cannot do this to ladies.” In the meantime, Allkpop additionally quoted one person slamming the makers on-line and saying, “The administrators, forged, and manufacturing workforce would have needed to kneel and apologise in the event that they created a drama the place the male lead goes round touching feminine butts.” “Mainly saying, it is okay to sexually harass males,” questioned one more one.
All the things about Behind Your Contact
Behind Your Contact stars Han Ji Min, Lee Min Ki and EXO member Suho. Whereas it marks Han Ji Min and Lee Min Ki’s reunion with the director, the present can be Suho’s first Ok-drama in a few years, particularly after navy discharge.
EXO’s Suho on Ok-drama comeback
Suho instructed media about his return and revealed why he selected Behind Your Contact. He mentioned, “My favourite TV present is My Liberation Notes. So, I watch it and rewatch it after which director Kim is returning with one other present. So, it was my honor to be a part of this venture. I bought the script and I used to be studying the script, and I felt that my character Seon Woo was somebody who was very attention-grabbing. So once I first learn the script, I didn’t get your entire script for all of the episodes. I believe I had the primary 6 episodes quantity of the script. And once I was studying the script, I used to be like “who is that this man?” I bought very interested by who this man ‘Seon Woo’ is. And as I learn extra scripts, I wished to return to the primary episode and skim it once more to determine who this man actually is as a result of he’s very mysterious. So I used to be very intrigued by this character. I used to be reeled in by the script and I actually wished to tackle this position. So, I’m simply actually glad to be a part of the present. I didn’t select the present, I believe the present selected me, the director selected me. I’m very glad.”
Behind Your Contact will launch on Netflix and JTBC on August 12.