There is a lot of responsibility when it comes to the final installment of a trilogy. With The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, fans are expected to see the fairytale conclusion for the characters that they learned to love from the first two films. The YA romantic comedy To All the Boys series is no exception to this rule. After falling in love with idyllic dreamer Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and her dreamy boyfriend Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), there was a lot riding on To All the Boys: Always and Forever.Continue reading “‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is a Love Letter to the Fans”
Celebrating the upcoming release of the final installment of the To All the Boys series, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Asian American Girl Club has teamed up with Netflix for a week filled with fun events!Continue reading “‘To All the Boys I Loved Before’ and Asian American Girl Club Team Up to Celebrate Film Release”
Romantic comedies are speculative fiction. No need to debate or qualify it. They have a lot of permutations, all of them fantastic (in the Todorov sense). And just like the majority of television/film speculative fiction, there is a default that is rather gross. Despite women being the target audience for Rom-Coms, so many of them prioritize men winning the girl, not the women choosing who is best for her. Continue reading “In Defense of Romantic Comedies”
Warning: This contains spoilers To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has finally dropped on Netflix. The film, adapted from Jenny Han’s book of the same name, is about 16-year-old Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) whose love life goes … Continue reading ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ aka Lara Jean is a Fashion Icon
This week on Hard NOC Life, Laura Sirikul fills in for Shawn and joins Keith for another week in Nerd Pop and celebrate the beginning of “Asian August!”
On this week’s Southern Fried Asian, Keith sits down with fellow Virginian Jenny Han, the New York Times-bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy as well as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before — soon to be a movie on Netflix — and its subsequent sequels!