May a recently recruited office worker finds she cannot fund her expensive lifestyle with her dismal paycheck. She later discovers her female work colleagues are playing strip poker or having sex with the management team. May soon learns she may have to indulge in carnal desires to make it in the Central district (the premier commercial district in Hong Kong).
When two prostitutes, Wah and Fong, find their dreams shattered, they resort to starring in pornographic films. A second-class actress named Tracy intentionally exposes her body, bringing her lots of acting work and a wealthy husband. She also seduces her sister’s boyfriend and gets him caught. Her despairing sister, losing all she ever had, chooses to act in pornographic movies.
Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive – even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead.
Penny and Wendy originally are co-workers and best friends until Wendy is promoted. Penny feels that she is getting old and can’t compete with Wendy, she leaves Hong Kong, takes snake blood to cleanse herself, and then returns to Hong Kong for revenge.
In 1987, A gambling contest gets nasty, and the loser has his hand chopped off. 1992, The other side loses. A spiral of revenge begins. 1997, The main competitors this year come from Japan, and the Hong Kong side fears losing. There is a gambling champion who has two women vying for his attention, one of whom is Japanese. The champion’s assistant has another Japanese lady after him. There are dirty tricks and changing allegiances all over the places, as well as sex scenes aplenty.