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Asian Americans in Hollywood Film

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Karin Tse

on 10 September 2013

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Asian Americans in Hollywood Film
Introduction
Asian Men in Media
What does cultural diversity mean to you?

Why is culture important?

Asian Women in Media
vs.
Dragon Lady
Lotus Blossom
So... how do Asian Americans fit into Hollywood in terms of media, film, music?
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Ice Breaker
KPL & Cultural Diversity

Why do these stereotypes
matter?
How does it relate to real life?
But some of these stereotypes are seen as good things... right?
America...

the land of opportunity
In film:
Why can't Asian Americans be cast as major roles?
"Racebending"
The Last Airbender
6:08-8:50
Cloud Atlas
"It would have been a great, stereotype-busting role for an Asian American actor to play, as Asian American men aren't allowed to be dynamic or heroic very often."
In music:
What are our expectations?
What comes to mind when you think of Asians and mainstream music?
It's hard to rise above the "underground" status
Mixed Race Artists
Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park
Nicole Scherzinger from Pussycat Dolls
R&B singer Cassie
Allan Pineda (aka apl.de.ap) of the Black Eyed Peas
Oppan gangnam style!
PSY sensation
YouTube
...is a place where "a young generation of Asian Americans has found a voice"
Examples: Wong Fu Productions, Ryan Higa, Clara Chung, Joseph Vincent,David Choi, etc.
Uploaded
Let's take a closer look at media in America...
"Our ultimate goal for Uploaded is to record a very important point in Asian American history. Never before have we had a platform where artists can freely express themselves, with content readily viewable by the world. We want to break stereotypes, that Asians don’t just make good lawyers, doctors, or engineers, but they can make equally good comedians, dancers, singers, rappers, filmmakers" - Co-producer Julie Zhan
Who are your favorite stars?

How do you impact media?

How do you think Asian Americans can break barriers to become mainstream?
Thanks for coming!!!
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