The devout Protestant known as the 'father of South Korean transgender people' once wrestled with similar feelings.'I've decided to defy God's will,' Dr Kim, 61, said in an interview before the monk's recent successful surgery to become a man.'At first, I agonized over whether I should do these operations because I wondered if I was defying God. But my patients desperately wanted these surgeries.Despite help from his friends, Eun-sik begins to doubt himself when Gi-joo, a suave prosecutor, tries to compete for Kyeong-ah's affections.It was revealed that Kyung-ah was raped in high school, then attempted suicide.At the film's press preview, director Yoon stated that, "the major appeal of 'Sex Is Zero 2' is not the sexy scenes but the comic relief embedded in the sexy images".Im Chang-jung credited the first film as being the point where he discovered his aptitude for acting, and said, "I believe this film is really meaningful for me, and I'm kind of supposed to feel more pressure, but strangely I didn't feel any, because I found the screenplay well organized and trusted in director Yoon".Dr Kim said the monk, who underwent 11 hours of surgery, did not want to be interviewed for fear of offending Buddhist believers at his temple.
[Kyeong-ah]'s dark past, while adding some dimension to her relationship with Eun-sik, lacks substance.
Song Ji-hyo underwent two months of intensive swimming training for her role in the film.
For one scene she had to sit at the bottom of a pool while her character brooded over her relationship troubles.
She is unable to engage with Eun-sik sexually, which frustrates him.
In the end, Kyung-ah is about to leave for America with Gi-joo but then realizes that she only loves Eun-sik.