The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood–Thoughts on Asian American Representation in Pop Culture — Third Coast Review

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— by Pearl Shin: One of the first times I remember seeing myself represented in an American film was in the early 2000s remake of Charlie’s Angels. Lucy Liu’s character Alex Munday was an iconic character who defied the stereotypes of what an Asian female character in popular media was oftentimes made out to be. Her character was tough, witty, and charismatic. She was a total badass, AND she didn’t have an accent. Of course I wanted to be just like her. However, characters like her were too few and far between…

June 20, 2019

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