Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Yes, Asian-Americans have been typecast in the Entertainment Industry. Before the time of Bruce Lee, Asian-Americans were never shown on screen, but now we've been typecast as kung-fu warriors, asian mafia (triads), or the comedy factor.
Granted all of that, I'm starting to see more incorporating of Asian actors into roles, but there is still no sign of Asian-Americans being cast into a leading role unless a film is of Asian-American Interest
One of the pioneering actors is Ken Jeong from the Hangover series. He's really funny, but he gets typecast into being the same character in every movie even in Transformers:Dark of the Moon
YouTube does however allow for social commentary to be expressed that wouldn't usually be expressed otherwise. Look at Timothy De La Ghetto. He addresses issues of Asian American interest, but does so in a way that is funny, makes a point, but shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Also, the pool of Asian-American talent is endless on YouTube. Singer/ Songwriters like David Choi, Kina Grannis, Jane Lui, and AJ Rafael along with many others have been able to breakthrough into different fan bases in different countries. That being said, Asian-American artists, especially on YouTube look to be accepted for just being "artists" without having to fit within a mold of being "Asian-American" because in the end, that's only a part of who "we" are."
I was very impress with Brian's views about this whole concept, and with his permission I decided to show you:
A True Artists at Work
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
mom: I really wish you wear less clothes
me: I don't think it's a good idea
me: I'm just being respectful, I don't want to wear tight skimpy clothes in front of the family
mom: why not
me: it's a sign of disrespect for the asian community. Wouldn't you think it would be a dishonor to get molested by your own family member
mom: I guess, but I think it be a good idea for you to wear less clothes in front of family, and more clothes in front of your own boyfriend and friends.
me: hell no, i will be a social outcast
mom: your friends are more likely to rape you, ya know
me: yea I'm sure that is in Megan and Laura's "to do" list
mom: but sexy clothes in front of family shows your are beautiful
me: and ready to fuck right :)
mom: why is everythng about sex for you
me: "smiles," just know that I love and respect you mom, even though you make it hard for
me to do so sometimes
The Gardener kills dogs
me: I notice the gardener is here more often, does he have time for our neighbor?
mom: oh we forgot to tell you, he put some weird chemicals in their garden, and it killed theirdog. They said something about law suit or whatever, but he's not working for them anymore
me: aren't you guys concern that he could kill our dog
dad: nah, nobody can kill tux, he's indestructible. The good part is, the gardener can spend more time on our garden, isn't that great.
me: hmmm, you're not the least bit concern about what happened to the neighbor's dog
dad: nope, tux is glued to you 24/7, it wouldn't be a problem
me: not if tux goes poo
mom: I'm sure he will be fine, you know how overly zealous our neighbors are about their pets, a dead dog equals to a law suit, people these days take things too seriously.
me: You notice how practically all our neighbors own dogs and they don't use this particular gardener that we use. Does that by any chance mean anything to you guys??
dad: dude, did you see our neighbor's german shepherd, they look so cool
By the way
Friday, July 1, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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