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In mid-May, the same month that her film “The Half of It” premiered on Netflix, Stanford Arts spoke with Alice Wu (BS ‘90, MS ‘92).

One of Wu’s most inspiring comments in the Q&A session was how she persevered as a queer Asian woman in Hollywood: “sheer stubbornness,” she exclaimed ecstatically.

Wu’s personal experience as a queer Asian woman has informed much of her screenwriting and directing.

Near the end of the film, Paul interacts with Ellie’s father, Edwin.

This article has been corrected to reflect that Alice Wu came out when she was nineteen, not in her early twenties.

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