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chatting with the cast of The Half of It

We’re on lockdown, they’re on lockdown, everyone’s on lockdown. asienne recently chatted with the cast of Netflix’s The Half of It😭 Watch more below to see Leah Lewis (Ellie Chu), Alexxis Lemire (Aster), and Daniel Diemer (Paul) talk lockdown binge-watching, what it’s like working with director Alice Wu, and the film’s message that they hope it conveys to audiences. BONUS: a spotlight on Leah Lewis.

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getting to know your new man-crushes

Hey asienne fam, how’s month two of lockdown going? If you’re someone who’s gone through every selection of everything you could possibly watch across all platforms: YouTube, Prime, Netflix, Hulu and wherever else, then you’ve probs come across Freeform and Hulu’s Motherland: Fort Salem.  And guess what? asienne has not one, but both *gasp* of its newest man-crush worthy stars! Tony Giroux (Adil) and Kai Bradbury (Gerit) answer asienne’s questions on lockdown! uWu

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a Tigertail commentary panel

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is in less than a month and what better way to celebrate that than pay homage to our elders with watching a film like Netflix’s Tigertail? (And if you’re brave enough, maybe even watch it with them?) While there isn’t just one universal Asian experience, Tigertail seems to touch on a lot of topics that resonate across Asian cultures. Have you ever wondered how the daughters of the Asian diaspora view Tigertail? In this commentary panel, four women of Asian descent with vastly different backgrounds talk culture, stereotypes,  Asian parents, Asian dads, effects of immigration, and feelings on Netflix’s Tigertail.

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christina hsu and the politics of her comedy

Christina Hsu is not your average actress and comedian: she uses political science terminology to describe the kind of impact she wants to make with her acting and comedy. In this interview, she talks all things creative, women inspirations, and describes what it’s like to be a comedian – specifically an Asian woman comedian – in the era of “PC” culture.

This is the politics of comedy with Christina Hsu.

 

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