Annabel Chong may not be a household name, but her claim to fame is quick and to the point: This porno actress grabbed a world record in 1995 by shagging 251 men in just under 10 hours.

Let's take a moment. Even in the extroverted world of porn stardom, this represents a coup, and suggests a driven personality, inflamed by alust for notoriety that knows no limits. The documentary film on her career -- "Sex: The Annabel Chong Story" -- certainly has its salacious appeal, but it's also a fascinating character study, one of the more intellectually provocative and emotionally complex films you'll see this year.

First off, Annabel Chong (nee Grace Quek) is no bimbo, and a lot of people are going to have problems with that right off the bat. Why would an intelligent college girl with a happy childhood and supportive family in straitlaced Singapore choose to become a porn starlet?