By Mike Fleming Jr. That film tied into African and African American cultures and the sensibilities of its nearly all-black cast, with a black director in Ryan Coogler and writer in Joe Robert Cole. The goal here is to do a similar thing: introduce a new hero who blends Asian and Asian American themes, crafted by Asian and Asian American filmmakers. Clearly an important theme will be ethnic diversity and inclusion, in front of and behind the camera. Callaham has strong credentials in the superhero and franchise-building realms and his own experiences as a Chinese-American will inform the Shang-Chi movie mythology, sources said. Thompson is directing.
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Kat Chow. The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. A piece from New York Magazine's Andrew Sullivan over the weekend ended with an old, well-worn trope: Asian-Americans, with their "solid two-parent family structures," are a shining example of how to overcome discrimination. An essay that began by imagining why Democrats feel sorry for Hillary Clinton — and then detoured to President Trump's policies — drifted to this troubling ending:.
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Is there a more acceptable type of an Asian leading man? And is that type half-white? The Sun Is Also A Star, whose movie trailer was just released , is a blockbuster YA love story about two teenagers—a Jamaican American girl named Natasha Kingsley and a Korean American boy named Daniel Bae—who happen to meet just as her immigration status is in jeopardy. But despite their differences, they are drawn to each other and they have to race against time to make their budding relationship work. When Henry Golding was cast as Nick Young who, contrary to some whispers, is indeed a full-Asian character in the book in Crazy Rich Asians , there were many complaints from Asians, especially Asian men, who felt that this was once again blatant colorism: a paper-bag test for Asians because the sight of a fully chinky face would be too much for the audience, particularly for the female audience.
A lot has been made of the fact that Crazy Rich Asians is the first Asian-led film by a major American studio in 25 years, and with good reason: that's a very long time. Yet the magnitude of this didn't truly hit me until I went to see Crazy Rich Asian s myself and barely saw any white faces. All the movie's roles belonged to Asian actors, except for those in the background. You see, in Crazy Rich Asians , it's white people who are the extras. And realizing that, I thought, "Well, I'll be damned.