A few weeks ago, Henry Golding was cast as the lead of Crazy Rich Asians. Women swooned and men....had a different reaction. Especially this guy (http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2083148/hollywood-adaptation-crazy-rich-asians-has-cast-its-chinese-male).
But is casting a hapa as a full-Asian white washing? We brought together a panel of our hapa and full-Asian male friends (Viet Vo, Kevin Shuering, Eddy Lee, and Matt Park calling in) to give us some perspective.
*Melissa totally misspeaks and says that she read somewhere that Nick is meant to be part British in CRA. That's incorrect. She's sorry. :(
Gaby Wilson (MTV) returns for the second half of Ghost in the Shell. We cover the spider tank, Adwoa Aboah, transracialization, and our own mixed race heritage.
- Why Japan Won't Save GITS From Being A Box Office Flop from The Hollywood Reporter
- Ghost in the Shell: The Major's Body from Women Writing About Comics
Gaby Wilson (MTV) is our special guest this week! We all watched Ghost In the Shell, which means we contributed to its 19 million dollar flop.
*Jes Toms "Ghost in the Shell PSA"- https://youtu.be/0Ll7gt0meuU
*Ornamental Orientals and using Asian Bodies as Narrative Props- http://www.onstageblog.com/onscreen/2017/4/4/ornamental-orientals-and-using-asians-bodies-as-narrative-props
It's a Rogue One Bonus! This episode features long discussions about how this might be the best starter Star Wars, how Melissa ships Chirrut and Baze, and how special this story is in the Star Wars cannon.
Dedicated to the memory of Carrie Fisher. RIP.