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'Crazy Rich Asians' Is Going to Change Hollywood. It’s About Time

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is Going to Change Hollywood. It’s About Time

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  • “Moreover, despite the movie’s title, Asian isn’t a monolithic identity—something that’s easier to understand from the vantage point of a cosmopolitan place like Singapore, which serves as a nexus for many Asian experiences. But Hollywood has tended to treat it as one category.”

    It’s not just Hollywood

    “Moreover, despite the movie’s title, Asian isn’t a monolithic identity—something that’s easier to understand from the vantage point of a cosmopolitan place like Singapore, which serves as a nexus for many Asian experiences. But Hollywood has tended to treat it as one category.”

    It’s not just Hollywood that does this — even Asian Americans do this because that’s how the Asian identity has been treated in this country. It feels like a very recent phenomenon to even have acknowledgement that there are different kinds of Asian culture, that we can “look alike” but have extremely different experiences. And that one person might relate better to non-Asians’ experiences than even Asians’ experiences.

  • Yes, it's about time.

    I recall I could not help (continuously) bursting into tears when I watched The Joy Luck Club. This one is a commedy, so it should be okey...

  • I enjoy watching more stand up shows by “Asian comedians” on Netflix these days. Hope to see more like this in cinemas too. Feeling very Asian 🤷‍♀️and I’m looking forward to watching it with my friends next week!

  • I pray westerners don’t start generalizing all Asians as similar to characters in this film/book. Everyone living in Singapore’s Sentosa Cove or Hong Kong’s Stanley districts are all not like Rachel Wu’s prospective in laws!

  • I grew up watching a lot of Asian drama series, and back then they were not easy to procure in the U.S. What I love about the stories are the layers and the multigenerational aspects. I think the success of this film is not only a heightened demand for mainstream Asian films as a genre, but also an increase

    I grew up watching a lot of Asian drama series, and back then they were not easy to procure in the U.S. What I love about the stories are the layers and the multigenerational aspects. I think the success of this film is not only a heightened demand for mainstream Asian films as a genre, but also an increase in the inclusion of Asian actors.

  • Thank you Kevin, Constance, Henry, Michelle, and all the talented, smart, hard working, beautiful people behind CRA... your bravery and determination to represent our various Asian cultures is so inspiring. So proud of you all!!

  • I hope this movie will be a launching pad for many mainstream Western releases of films about the multitude of diverse Asian cultures. I would love to see Western blockbuster films about the Filipino, Malay, and Vietnamese cultures, just to name a few, with stories that focus beyond the upper-most crust of society.

  • “After years of saying otherwise, Hollywood has finally realized that telling more inclusive stories is just good business. In the past three years, a number of films—including Straight Outta Compton ($202 million), Creed ($174 million), Get Out ($255 million), Girls Trip ($140 million), and especially

    “After years of saying otherwise, Hollywood has finally realized that telling more inclusive stories is just good business. In the past three years, a number of films—including Straight Outta Compton ($202 million), Creed ($174 million), Get Out ($255 million), Girls Trip ($140 million), and especially Black Panther ($1.3 billion) —have shown that movie projects in a variety of genres with black and female leads as well as directors of color can be hits.”

  • I admire your courage, determination and wisdom. I am fascinated how each person develops their own song and outlook on life. Change is never easy. It is exciting to watch. I am cheering for you. I am giving you a full clap. I want to watch your movie.

  • I hope the humanity in this film counters the hatred and xenophobia promoted by this Administration.