When was the last time Hollywood had a movie featuring an all-Asian cast?
Yeah, it was “The Joy Luck Club” and that was released nearly 25 years ago.
I loved the book and I really was excited to see that it was being made into a movie. Now as we get closer to the release of the movie, I am very anxious about it.
This comes on the heels of “Black Panther” coming out and how it was a monumental movie for black culture. I want to believe that this movie could do that for Asians but I know it won’t.
But I still want to believe that it will be a good one. A movie that people from all cultures want to see. I hope it’s a good story. I hope that it celebrates the side of Asian culture that people don’t know about.
This is important. This is a big movie. The magnitude of this is bigger than I can even realize.
I’m excited. I’m nervous.
I’m ready. I hope the rest of American is ready as well.