Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality
Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely! After Phil Yu posted this, I spent a couple hours stewing in a pit of rage. I’m still […]
In our last blog post about the casting of Tom Cruise in All You Need is Kill, we mentioned the 1997 adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s seminal science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. The main character of Starship Troopers by Heinlein: Juan Rico, a Filipino hero (rare in science fiction even today.) The main character of […]
Maybe Asian American actors are like poor Keiji Kiriya: doomed to constantly relive missed opportunities.