Monday 23rd October 2017,

Asian Americans

Ξ Comments are off

ULoop: The blockbuster mentality that keeps Asian Americans from getting leading roles

posted by Randall

TransformersThis weekend’s top grossing movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction,  took in $100 million.

It’s this drive by Hollywood to always produce the next big blockbuster that keeps Asian Americans from getting lead roles, according to a blog in ULoop by Alex Wen.

According to Wen, Asian Americans cast in strong lead roles would go against the stereotype of what the audience has been conditioned to expect from Asian American characters.

Upsetting the apple cart, so to speak, would be a big risk for any Hollywood executive. It’s one they would not expect to be rewarded with with big cash dividends.

So is their hope. Wan seems to think so. You can read about that in ULoop.

 

 

Popular Posts

Search

Get Social

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,410 other subscribers

AsAmNews has Asian America in Its Heart

Please support AsAmNews by sharing & commenting on our stories

Like Us on Facebook & follow on Twitter