‘Bling Empire’ is the new rich kid on the block
Hollywood seems having a little a boom nowadays with content produced by and starring individuals of Asian descent.
It’s been a long time coming.
When “Crazy Rich Asians” was launched in 2018, it ended up being the very first significant Hollywood studio film given that “The Joy Luck Club” came out in ’93 — yes, 25 years prior — to include a primarily Asian cast.
“We promote Asian storytelling. Not just Asian stories, but Asian people in stories with the full spectrum of the human experience,” Chieng stated at the time. “When you say, ‘Oh, it’s not enough attention on Asians, it’s more black and white, that game becomes like you’re playing the discrimination Olympics.”
Here’s where we are seeing more representation:
Truth TELEVISION: “Crazy Rich Asians” introduced a fascination with the most affluent and most effective in the culture consisting of docuseries “House of Ho” on HBO Max (which is owned by CNN’s moms and dad business) and “Singapore Social” on Netflix.
I spoke to among its cast members and manufacturers, Christine Chiu, recently. She shared her theory regarding why it has actually taken a while for truth jobs about and starring Asians to capture Hollywood’s attention.
“Bling Empire” likewise checks out genuine racial and cultural obstacles dealt with by a few of the cast members, like design Kevin Kreider’s identity battle from having actually been embraced from Korea into a White household in the United States. This subject is something he likewise had actually checked out in Doris Yeung’s 2019 documentary, “The Ugly Model.”
And there are more jobs coming.
The upcoming Disney animated movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” has actually triggered conversation.
The film has to do with a girl called Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), who is on a mission to discover the last dragon in order to unify an individuals.
Korean American actor Daniel Dae Kim shared the news last month that he has snagged his first lead role in a TV series in the second season of Nat Geo’s anthology thriller “The Hot Zone.”
Music: This one was almost too easy because there are no bigger groups in the word right now than K-pop boy band BTS and girl group Blackpink.
For your weekend
Three things to watch:
In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, check out this mind-bending love story that follows the recently divorced and unemployed Greg (Owen Wilson) as he meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), who lives on the streets and is convinced the world around them is just a computer simulation.
“Bliss” starts streaming on Amazon Prime Friday.
‘Malcolm & Marie’
February is also Black History Month, so let’s give some love to two of the premiere young, Black actors of our time.
John David Washington and Zendaya star in this Netflix film described as featuring “smoldering tensions” and “painful revelations.”
It looks hella intense and I can’t wait. “Malcolm & Marie” starts streaming Friday.
‘Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready’ Season 2
Tiffany Haddish has found success in comedy and is sharing the wealth.
The second season of her series showcases comics like Erin Jackson, whom Haddish handpicked to perform 15-to-20-minute sets. Get ready to laugh your … pandemic pounds off.
“They Ready” is currently streaming on Netflix.
Two things to listen to:
Believe it or not, the rock band Foo Fighters has been around for more than 25 years.
The group feels timeless partly because it just seems to keep getting better and better.
The band’s latest, “Medicine at Midnight,” drops Friday and is its 10th studio album. The release was delayed because of the pandemic so we will get to see if it was worth the wait.
It tells the story of how 40 years ago a series of unsolved murders in Houston’s Latino community led to the formation of the city’s first all-Latino homicide squad. The five young officers had very little experience and resources at a time their community was suffering both discrimination and abuse from police.
“Chicano Squad” is streaming now.
One thing to talk about:
Beloved as Screech on the popular high school comedy, Diamond never quite found the same amount of success after the show ended.
His 2009 book “Behind the Bell” put him at odds with some of his costars due to the backstage tea he spilled. He went on to perform stand-up and appear in reality shows, while some of his former costars continued acting.
There were also legal issues, which added to his woes. Diamond’s death just weeks after revealing his battle with cancer and at such a young age ends any possibility of a different ending to his professional story.
Something to sip on
There were those in country music whose attitude was “We’re better than this” and those who felt that “Actually, we are not.”
She should know, offered the racism that has actually been hurled her way.
And Guyton isn’t the only one who spoke up.
Wallen quickly lost the support of radio, his record label and others, but the issue is so much larger than simply him. Here’s hoping this incident sparks the hard and necessary conversations and actions needed in the music industry.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.