Tumblr Talk III : Asian Edition

 

Fung Brothers:

So, I was looking for  videos on “Asian erasure in Hollywood” on Youtube and came across these guys. I really liked them. I’m gonna put their name out here, so you can check out their videos. They talk about a lot of issues that are important to Asian Americans, along with silly stuff like, the 18 Different Types of Asian Girls.

Please subscribe to their channel:

 

Rush Hour:

I also want to put out the word about the Rush Hour TV show.  I’m not really into the show, but even though the lead character fulfills the stereotype of the Asian guy who knows Martial Arts, he’s still one of the lead characters. I’m not really into buddy cop movies or shows, so we dont associate, but if you’re in the mood for some light and funny action, check it out before its gone.

 

 

 

Osric Chow:

Here’s a lovely video from Osric chow. You may remember him from Supernatural and the Live Acton trailer for Akira.

 

 

Margret Cho is, once again, tearing it up. I love this article.

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/109966/margaret-cho-hollywood-whitewashing-twitter?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post

 

Diverse movies make money
nytimes.com
Why Won’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?
Economics has nothing to do with racist casting policies.
By Keith Chow

“If minorities are box office risks, what accounts for the success of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which presented a broadly diverse team, behind and in front of the camera? Over seven movies it has grossed nearly $4 billion worldwide. In fact, a recent study by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that films with diverse leads not only resulted in higher box office numbers but also higher returns of investment for studios and producers.”

“ “If minorities are box office risks…”

 IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE “BOX OFFICE RISK” HERE IS MINORITIES, FAM. LOOKS LIKE IT ACTUALLY MIGHT BE WHITE WASHED FILMS, MY GUY.

So if they are willing to lose money on their representations then what is the at hand with regard to their casting decisions?

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