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Movie: Saving Face

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. (Written and directed by Alice Wu) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 1, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: The Farewell

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time. (Note: I guess "grandma" is IMDB's translation of Nai Nai, which is how the character is referred to throughout the movie.) [more inside]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious on Jul 24, 2019 - 33 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Good Morning Orlando  Season 2, Ep 6

The hosts of Good Morning Orlando invite Louis to appear on their program, to talk about his business and do a few of his impressions. Jessica encourages him to make the appearance, but she is horrified by the way Louis represents himself as an Asian American on television. Eddie and his friends are pleasantly surprised to learn that they all have girlfriends, but they are at a loss to figure out what that means and how they should proceed (and who exactly is dating who). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 7, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: The Search for General Tso

Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This feature documentary explores the origins and ubiquity of Chinese-American food through the story of an iconic sweet and spicy chicken dish. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 18, 2015 - 12 comments

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