‘It’s (Sexy) Asian Men!’ Hallelujah!


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This needull discusses the portrayal of Asian-American male characters in cinema and television. The needull talks about a web short film called It’s Asian Men! which tries to challenge the stereotypes associated with portrayal of Asian-American men on screen.

 “That’s if Asian-American men have been portrayed at all,” Phil Yu, who runs the Angry Asian Man blog, told me. “Usually Asian-American men have been pretty much rendered invisible. But when they’re around, when you see them, it’s usually sidelined to sidekick status or probably the butt of a joke like ‘Asian Nerd,’ wimpy guys, perpetual foreigners.”

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Ashley Westerman — NPR

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