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we the hustlers – the film’s producer on lopez, wu and company

[edited re-post from a previously premature published draft] asienne recently sat down with HUSTLERS producer, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas at the LA screening of the film. In this Q and A, we’re talking about: how Constance Wu was and is the “gold standard” pick for the role of Destiny, producing female-led and female-driven films with the one and only Jenny from the Block, and the fun (and groundbreaking) that is this HUSTLERS movie out today nationwide. Here is on-site reporter Justine Saldaña with the scoop:

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Grandma’s On The Roof and She Won’t Come Down

NOTE: We usually have a resident film reviewer, the ever-lovely Cher, but this time around, I decided on writing this up to tell you a story – my story. Anna here, founder of asienne and here’s my personal take on The Farewell. More on expanded author’s notes below. WARNING: A FEW MINOR SPOILERS (not a sponsored post) Continue reading “Grandma’s On The Roof and She Won’t Come Down”

vanessa hudgens is a #twinning royal this holiday szn

When High School Musical 2 first came out, I vividly remember the moment I found out that Vanessa Hudgens was half-Filipino and ran up to my mother, almost beaming. It was the first moment I saw someone who looked exactly like me in popular American culture.

–(this review is written by Cher who wants you to connect with her on letterboxd)

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