« on: October 03, 2004, 11:25:38 PM »
Yeah, all the names of guys I can think of also are part white/black/hispanic. In movies where the main character is an Asian guy (at least American movies) I haven't one yet where the guy got to even kiss the girl in the end, let alone do anything else with her. Well, okay, the ones I'm thinking of include non-Asian women as the love interest. I think there is a slow change happening though. There aren't alot of Asian roles out there in American movies/TV for main characters that don't include martial arts. It's strange because the Asian-American population is growing, you'd think Hollywood would catch up with the times.
You only exist in Hollywood if you are commercially viable.
People (women) pay attention to this. And what do you think it does for the relative self-esteem of the Asian American male. Especially when the only "Asian" sex symbols are part something else, usually Caucasian.
What about "The Replacement Killers" Chow Young Fat and Mira Sorvino. He is a total bad-ass, and she is uber sexy. Tons of sexual tension, and they do not even kiss. Asian males are only acceptable in stereotypes, non-sexually threatening roles.
Chop-socky, algebra, and "Dong, where is my automobile?"
Yeah, totally not insulting.