imagery of Asian men in America
Interesting article on the media imagery surrounding Asian-American men. Includes links to Modelminority.com.
Hunky Korean American actor Will Yun Lee, 28, turns down martial arts roles because he feels they perpetuate a passionless warrior image. He would rather be a leading man.
“When I first started out five, six years ago, a lot of auditions for Asians had to do with technical computer guys. And at some point it started switching to the villain or the Mafia guy,” Lee said.
Another actor who gave Asian-American men something to cheer about was Bruce Lee, but ultimately he did little to advance their romantic value, many say. Even today, Asian- American men complain that action heroes such as Chow Yun Fat and Jackie Chan rarely get the girl.
Yep. I’m complaining.
Alameda Times-Star – Asian men ready to give passionless image the kiss-off