A lot of people say that they're Patriots' fans, but how many are willing to bare their breasts for the cause? (No, not you, sir; please sit down). Sorry if I'm late to the party with this, but I've only just heard of wannabe actress Cheryl Ling, who is better known as the topless Patriots superfan My Rice Girl. What is the My Rice Girl experience? Think of a female, Chinese version of Kige Ramsey who wears dollar bill pasties.
"Being Chinese, being an Asian woman, it's impossible for people to believe I'm a football fan. I have to prove my fandom," Ling said in a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles. Ling, who wrote, produced and starred in the obscure 2003 comedy "Rice Girl" with the late Pat Morita, an Academy Award nominee for "The Karate Kid," popped up — and occasionally out — online this season, menacing the Colts with a whip and howling at the Browns while dancing with a leopard hand puppet. Some of Ling's works have been banned from YouTube for being "inappropriate."
Don't fret; one of the not safe for work videos can be found on her web site, via Burly Sports. And here's a totally incomprehensible interview. I didn't watch very much of either, but if one them ever comes out in IMAX 3D format I am so there.
The Rice Girl movie, by the way, also featured the estimable Joe Estevez (Martin Sheen's younger brother) and John Lithgow's son, Sean Lithgow. Amazingly, it was not nominated for a single award.
Patriots Fan Blows Her Top [Boston Herald]