Fans Figured Out the Hidden Meaning of Randall Park’s Band in ‘Always Be My Maybe’
Netflix romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe” is chock full of awesomeness thanks to the witty writing by the film’s co-stars/co-writers Ali Wong and Randall Park.
Among the movie’s memorable parts include the scenes with Park’s fictional band “Hello Peril,” which gifted viewers with unforgettable tracks such as “Hello,” “Tennis Ball” and the post-credit bonus “I Punched Keanu Reeves.”
What critics may not realize because they are dusty curmudgeons is #HelloPeril is excruciatingly good. Perfectly encapsulates 90s Bay Area pop punk. Smash Mouthy bops!!!! pic.twitter.com/EWtDWEJZK6
The actors playing the band members come from different Asian backgrounds: Park is Korean, Karan Soni is Indian, Lyrics Born is Japanese and Charlyne Yi is of Filipino and Chinese descent.
Fans of the film point out that the band’s brilliance doesn’t lie only in the catchy songs and its multi-cultural band members, but also in its name which references a phrase that holds significance to many Asian Americans.
I WANT A HELLO PERIL SHIRT
IT’S IN REFERENCE TO YELLOW PERIL WHICH WAS A TERM REFERENCING THE WIDESPREAD PROPAGANDA MAKING PEOPLE SCARED OF ASIAN PEOPLE/IMMIGRANTS INVADING WESTERN CULTURE AND SOCIETY — juliet shen (@Juliet_Shen) June 3, 2019