The Importance of the New Movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”

The Importance of the New Movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”

Crazy Rich Asians, released on August 15th, is the first film in 25 years to feature an all Asian-American cast. The last movie to accomplish this was the Joy Luck Club, a drama released in 1993. The casting for Crazy Rich Asians, and the release itself marks a milestone for Asian Americans in the film industry hoping to usher in a new era of Asians in popular media. Asians have long struggled to find footing in Hollywood, comprising only a minute number of actors and actresses and an even smaller number actually cast in movies. Even recent releases such as Ghost in the Shell cast white actors/actresses in Asian roles. Outside […]