The Stream

Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ a watershed moment for representation?

The movie is the first major Hollywood film with an all Asian cast in 25 years.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a bona fide Hollywood smash. The movie tells the story of Rachel Chu, a native New Yorker who flies to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. The film is being lauded by some as monumental moment for representation because it tackles the complexities of what it means to be Asian-American. Others, though, say it shines a spotlight on Asian-American representation while ignoring other Asian groups.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:


Brad Jenkins, @bradjenkins

Executive Producer, Funny or Die


Nancy Wang Yuen, @nancywyuen



Kimberly Yam, @kimmythepooh 

Asian Voices Editor, HuffPost

Read more

Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Asian enough? – The Washington Post 
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is one of our saddest moments – Inkstone 
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ changes how Asian males are viewed – NPR 

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