Kevin Kwan, right, author of the book Crazy Rich Asians, with the film adaptation’s cast members Henry Golding and Constance Wu, at its premiere in Los Angeles, California, on August 7. Why do Asians expect a film to represent all of them and even look to Hollywood to produce such a film? Photo: Reuters
Anson Au
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Anson Au

Crazy Rich Asians is just a movie. Let’s not confuse Hollywood with reality

Anson Au says Asians need to stop quibbling over whether the representation of Asians in the film is fair. The real problem is we believe the myth that Hollywood is the arbiter of cultural representation

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Kevin Kwan, right, author of the book Crazy Rich Asians, with the film adaptation’s cast members Henry Golding and Constance Wu, at its premiere in Los Angeles, California, on August 7. Why do Asians expect a film to represent all of them and even look to Hollywood to produce such a film? Photo: Reuters
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