'Crazy Rich Asians' feat. Vivian Lee | Episode 102
Posted September 10, 2018
In this pseudo-mini pod (oops, it's long!) Chance and Noah watch and discuss the end of summer's biggest hit, "Crazy Rich Asians." It's the first major Hollywood movie to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years, and your hosts are on hand to unpack its romantic comedy tropes, its visions of excess and cultural specificity, and to pick out some favorite players from this giant cast. While attempting not to get distracted by just how beautiful Henry Golding is, the guys analyze the difficult pedestal this movie is on (and the future of non-Marvel films that target new film-going demographics). Then, writer and editor Vivian Lee helps explain mahjong allegories, the resonance of the film's soundtrack, and the importance of the satay plaza scene. Let's go!