Asian Americans In HollywoodNPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with YouTube personality Philip Wang about how far Asian media representation has come in the U.S.LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:OK, it’s been a big year for Asian and Asian American representation in Hollywood.
And he’s been navigating the media landscape long before Hollywood was making movies like “Crazy Rich Asians” or “The Farewell.”
And so a lot of Asian Americans, you know, were forced to assimilate in some type of way to try to fit in.
Before Hollywood was receptive to Asian American movies, YouTube was a major outlet for Asian American filmmakers.
And it’s going to inspire many more creators to continue pushing the movement forward and being proof to the business that we can have stories like this out there that are more nuanced about Asian, Asian Americans.