Hulu’s Fire Island has been met with warm reception for their celebration of queer romance, friendships, and found family. It’s such a joy to see a film like this surrounded by Queers of Color who get to celebrate each other. In this clip, provided by Searchlight Pictures, the cast of the film talks about their characters and their relationships with each other.Continue reading “Hulu’s ‘Fire Island’ Celebrates What it Means to be Family in Exclusive Featurette”
Love doesn’t come easy, especially for queer characters of color. Either we have stories that consists of “coming-of-age” or “coming-out” — both of which are completely fine and beautiful — but there never is a unapologetically queer movie about finding love through the chaos of one hot summer. That is where Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island comes in.Continue reading “‘Fire Island’ is a Queer Rom-Com Take on ‘Pride & Prejudice’”
The Flight Attendant will return for a second season on Thursday, April 21 with two new episodes on HBO Max! The dark comedy series stars Kaley Cuoco, who also serves as an executive producer.Continue reading “Here’s All the Details for Season 2 of ‘The Flight Attendant’”
Tonight, NBC will be airing a Halloween special celebrating the 15th anniversary of the smash Broadway musical, Wicked.
So I figured what better opportunity to revisit this thread I started over two years ago when I fancast a bunch of Asian Americans as characters from the musical? Now that we live in a post-Crazy Rich Asians world, a movie adaptation of Wicked starring an all-Asian American cast is not as far-fetched as it seemed when I started the #AAWicked tag in 2016. Hell, even though Universal Pictures has already tapped Stephen Daldry to direct, Jon M. Chu might be the best person to bring an Asian American Wicked adaptation to life. His next project is bringing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights to the big screen after all. Anyway, here’s who I’d cast in an all-Asian Wicked.
Today is the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Hollywood has been preparing for this month by announcing film after film after film with white people playing Asians. To that end, we’ve teamed up with some of the minds behind #WeNeedDiverseBooks and comedian/actress Margaret Cho to launch a new movement to tell Hollywood we are #whitewashedOUT.
In 1994, exactly 20 years ago, ABC decided to pick up the pilot for comedian Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl, making it the first sitcom to put an Asian American family on network prime-time TV. The show was slammed by the press and rapidly faded in the ratings; after airing just 19 episodes, the decision was made to cancel it. In her book, Cho cited bad reviews from Asian American cultural critics as being a key reason for ABC’s lack of faith in the show, calling out one in particular — me.
Two decades have gone by, and no network has aired another Asian American family sitcom since. But this weekend, ironically, ABC officially picked up Fresh Off the Boat — a sitcom based on celebrity chef Eddie Huang’s New York Times bestselling memoir of growing up with his two brothers and immigrant parents as a hip-hop-loving outsider in suburban Orlando, Florida. Playing little Eddie: My son, Hudson Yang.
The irony — or is it karma? — in the situation led me and my friend, illustrator Louie Chin, to collaborate on this comic.