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Haikus on Hotties: Reimagining the Asian male?

posted by Randall
Haikus for Hotties 2017

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By Ed Diokno

You know that tired old stereotype for Asian males that won’t go away? The sexless, nerdish, unwanted, inconsequential and laughable one? The one that keeps popping up, even today?

There are a couple of efforts to counter that stereotype and I have mixed feelings … Read more

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Hollywood Reporter: Live Action Mulan Movie in the Works

posted by Randall

MulanBuoyed by the recent success of the live action movie version of Cinderella, Disney has purchased a script for Mulan from Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

No date for a movie release has been announced by Disney, as the movie studio also has other re-imagined animated classics turned live … Read more

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Feb 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American Moments at the Oscars

Asian American Moments at the Oscars

posted by Randall

Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6Despite heavy criticism for the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, there were a handful of Asian American moments at the awards ceremony.

Disney’s Big Hero 6 with its Asian American lead character took the Oscar home for Best Animated feature.

Big Hero 6
is set in the metropolis of San Fransokyo, a stylish … Read more

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Aug 1, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Wall Street Journal: James Shigeta–The Last Asian American Leading Man

Wall Street Journal: James Shigeta–The Last Asian American Leading Man

posted by Randall

James ShigetaPerhaps nothing says more about the portrayal of Asian American men in Hollywood than this.

Jeff Yang reports in his blog for the Wall Street Journal that actor James Shigeta, who passed away this week, is the last Asian American man to be cast in a romantic lead role by Hollywood.

Shigeta starred in the … Read more

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Jul 29, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Hollywood Reporter: Pioneer Asian American Actor James Shigeta Dead

Hollywood Reporter: Pioneer Asian American Actor James Shigeta Dead

posted by Randall

James Shigeta James Shigeta who is best known for his starring Hollywood roles in the late 50s and 60s has died at the age of 81, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Shigeta was born in Hawaii and is of Japanese ancestry.

He starred in the Rodger’s and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song in the 1960s after making … Read more

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