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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

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Ryan movies (In theaters, TV series, or docs)
LaTanya books (Books I've Read in 2021)
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Asian-Americans represent only 1 percent of all leading roles in Hollywood. People in the dominant culture will never understand how much representation matters. Asians have largely remained unseen in film and television, and when they have, it's often the stereotypical negative self-hating version. Things are slowly changing... I'm keeping watch.

Significant moments for me:

  • All My Life
  • 16 Candles: stereotypical Long Duck Dong
  • All American Girl: go Margaret Cho!
  • Always Be My Maybe: rom-com
  • Anna May Wong
  • Atlanta: Hiro Murai directing/writing
  • Better Luck Tomorrow: first mtv-like comedy
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Crazy Rich Asians: first rom-com
  • Edge of Seventeen: the first American teen comedy with an Asian romantic lead
  • Fresh Off The Boat: television sitcom
  • Gook
  • Harold & Kumar
  • Hawaii 5,o + Heroes
  • JoyLuck Club
  • Karate Kid
  • Killing Eve: go Sandra Oh from Grey's Anatomy!
  • Kim's Grocery
  • Lost: the Korean couple
  • Lovecraft Country: Korean folktale. So exciting they included an Asian story, along with kimchi, historical references the Japan's occupation of Korea for 30 years, folktales,
  • Master of None
  • Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi, white actors playing Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan
  • Mulan
  • Pen15
  • Save Yourselves: a rom-com sci-fi horror flick
  • Searching
  • Seoul Searching: 80s throwback comedy
  • Shazam
  • Silicon Valley
  • Spiderman Homecoming: sidekick
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars: female fighter
  • The Big Sick
  • The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs civil rights activist in the black community
  • The Farewell
  • The Green Hornet: Bruce Lee
  • The Hangover: basically a reprise of Long Duck Dong
  • To All The Boys I've Loved Before
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Dong Nguyen love interest


  • Ang Lee
  • Bong Joon Ho
  • Gregg Araki
  • Jon Chu
  • M. Night Shyamalan
sep 21 2020 ∞
nov 30 2020 +