As an actor, I can also attest to the lack of opportunities for Asian Americans in Hollywood. I see it at casting sessions. It’s such an uncommon occurrence for me to see Asian American actors at casting sessions that every time it happens, I am very cognizant of the fact that it is happening.Read More
This is perhaps Black Panther’s greatest strength. It portrays Black women as multi-dimensional warriors whose ferocity is surpassed only by their love for their people, and who embrace their sexuality without being controlled by their romantic entanglementsRead More
galloping in proud emulation of the powerful tribe of female Amazon gladiators her mother belonged to. Then internal interrogation started: Why was I crying? How had I allowed a multi-million dollar Hollywood summer movie, designed specifically to take my money, affect me so deeply, and barely two minutes into the film?
I knew almost immediately.Read More
When I first heard about Fresh Off the Boat last summer, I was elated, for it was the first US TV show to feature an Asian American family since Margaret Cho’s short-lived All American Girl in 1994. I tuned in, popcorn in hand, ready to celebrate and support a slice of Asian American culture on primetime TV.Read More
1. Annalise Pimp-Slapped Her Client
She slapped him in the courthouse. It was fast, raw, and deserved. It was the come-to-Jesus moment the serial-murderer needed.Read More