This is one British Asian’s POV after seeing Crazy Rich Asians the beginning of October. She’s late to the game but in her defense, the London premiere wasn’t until early September. This is a throwback to Crazy Rich from a British Asian perspective.
asienne was fortunate enough to speak with one of the main panelists that is the Miami Heat dancer. Lue-Choy talked about her own experiences as someone with a mixed ethnic background, her message to mixed race kids and what her message is when it comes to mental health awareness in (and out of) the intersections of her racial identities.
Crazy Rich Asians‘ very own Auntie Felicity chatted with asienne about: her acting beginnings, her theatre background, having fun with the Crazy Rich cast, playing host and tour guide for the visiting cast members, eating authentic Asian food in Singapore on the daily, nighttime karaoke-ing and following one’s passion from an Asian perspective.
Here’s asienne’s interview with (another one of) your favorite auntie(s).
Do you remember that bonding moment between mother and daughter in Crazy Rich Asians (CRA) where Rachel Chu (Constance Wu)’s mother gives sound advice to her daughter? As it turns out, the actress who plays the maternal character Kerry Chu, actress Kheng Hua, is a force of wit and wisdom not only on-screen, but in real life as well.
Here is asienne‘s interview with the #irl Mama Chu.
What was your favorite part of Crazy Rich Asians? Was it the romance? The comedy? The Bible Study scene? If you’re familiar with Singaporean theatre, you might have known of her way before her Crazy Rich days. With her background predominantly being on-stage, Selena Tan is back on the big screen once again! & this time in a big way as she stars as Auntie Alix in Crazy Rich Asians.
Here’s asienne’s interview with (one of) your favorite auntie(s).
a [really long] note from asienne’s founder
hello there, how are you? good morning. nice to meet you. have you seen Killing Eve?
so, what’s happened so far? so many things! where do I start? spring? summer? Pride month? social justice on-stage? asian theater? asians winning @ HBO? what else? that’s right. Sandra Oh nabs a Lead Actress Emmy Nomination in the year of our Lord 2k18.
On June 30th, first time Pride-goer, 19-year-old Jamilah Salvador of Marikina, Philippines captured a viral moment fit not only for Metro Manila Pride but for #20gayteen.
October 25, 2018, Los Angeles City Hall: FilAmGameChanger Honorary and Filipina Actress G Tongi pictured below with host, Maria Karmina Landicho (Myx) and fellow honoraries, AJ Rafael (singer/songwriter), Ricky Nierva (production designer at Pixar) and PJ Butta (93.5 KDAY host and DJ).
One of the team leads and panelists of Care2Cosplay is Tas Al-Ghul. In this short video interview, she speaks with asienne about consent in the cosplay community and the challenges faced by women of color and queer women of color in particular when it comes to fetishization and objectification (view: video below).
One Fil-Am icon is speaking about mental health and its intricate intersectionalities from culture to sexuality in this candid Q and A where it gets real. This is asienne‘s e-mail conversation with Rachel Leyco:
Looking for a thrill this Halloween weekend? Here’s something to watch (out for): At Your Own Risk. Read more below from this film review written by Syracuse film studies graduate, Cher Joy (cheracuse).
Urban pop artist K u d o is the newest female Asian artist on the block. She spoke with asienne about her new song, Middle Fingers, her history with music, DJing and the #MeToo message behind her new song from her own personal experience(s).