Some People Are Upset There’s No Asian Male in Netflix’s New Film With Lana Condor
Jenny Han’s New York Times bestselling novel “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” has been adapted into a film and will land on Netflix on August 17, but not everyone is thrilled.
The teen romance movie follows Lara Jean Song Covey, played by Lana Condor, who made her film debut as Jubilee in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” as someone releases her box full of letters she wrote to her five crushes without her knowledge.
“Peter with the beautiful eyes, Kenny from camp, Lucas from homecoming, John Ambrose from Model UN, and Josh… the boy next door,” Lara Jean says in the new teaser trailer.
Fans were beyond ecstatic and could hardly contain themselves, with many praising the film for its Asian American representation.
to all the boys i’ve loved before and crazy rich asians,,, my asian a$$ is thriving
I felts so exhilarated because Asian people have finally recognized in the Hollywood. There’s a line up of book film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asian by Kevin Kwan, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han and finally The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
But some were quick to point out the majority of Lara Jean’s crushes being white and the film’s lack of Asian male representation.
Where is Asian man representation in media? Why Asian women (compared to female of other races) in media never choose her own race? Media like this is harmful. It validates Asian female stereotype and causes more conflict between Asian men and Asian women. #AsianTwitterhttps://t.co/x8nTCl7F9S
I don’t think Asian women’s stories are obligated to always include Asian men. But when we keep seeing this WMAF trope, even from Asian creators, we should be able to question it without being silenced as misogynists. Bc what’s so progressive about idealizing white partners?
WHY ARE NONE OF HER CRUSHES ASIAN??? Not that they need to be, but, Asian American boys need representation as much as Asian American girls! To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before | Teaser [HD] | Netflix https://t.co/1bDgE3JGmS via @YouTube
It’s happening… “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” – a Lu novel (written by notorious Lu Jenny Han) is turning into a Netflix series. Main character play by an AF and ALL of her crushes are nonAM (one BM and 4 WM). Blatant AM exclusion – boycott this … https://t.co/YnyHsbJPmd
How and why is the female lead for the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” movie a vietnamese-american..? Is it that difficult to find a korean-american actress that fits the part? I mean yeah, she’s asian but that’s still a little disappointing. Nonetheless, I’m excited for it.
I just saw the trailer for the movie adoption of to all the boys I’ve loved before and I got curious to who Laura Jean’s actress is. although Lana Condor is Asian she isn’t korean-american like in the books which made me disappointed idk is it wrong to hope for a Korean actress??