I love old Hollywood studio films. Sometimes it’s tough viewing and I have to shed my social justice cap in order to enjoy what is happening on-screen, but mostly it’s joyful.
The hyper-misogynistic sexual exploitation of Asian women in American culture is one of the racist paradigms that can perhaps most easily be traced back to recent history. For this reason, I am always gobsmacked when people try to brush it off as merely “a preference.”
It’s double celebration time for Hello Kitty, with May recognizing Asian Pacific Heritage and Mental Health. I am a second generation Chinese American married to a Japanese man, and I also wrestle with Bipolar II (specifically agitated anxiety) and ADHD, so it’s double the double whammy. Woo hoo. Here are my armchair diagnoses and recommendations for […]
Because it’s Asian Pacific Heritage month, and because I’m a film fanatic, here is a list, far from complete and a bit dated, of films I’ve viewed involving Asian Pacific culture.