Media and Cultural Studies and Asian American Studies Professor, Lori Kido Lopez unpacks the cultural implications of new box office film, “Crazy Rich Asians.”
It’s not every day that Hollywood makes a movie featuring a predominately Asian cast. In fact, it’s been 25 years since “The Joy Luck Club” did.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is ending that drought Aug. 15. Based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, it tells the story of a dashing college professor who takes his girlfriend (also a professor) home to meet his mega-wealthy family in Singapore.
While there’s always pressure to deliver at the box office, the stakes are even higher for this movie, says Lori Kido Lopez, an associate professor of media and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin.
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