This week the guys talk martial arts, with the look forward in a post-Shang Chi MCU and backward at a post-Enter the Dragon film genre. Surrounding the film commentary are discussions on the immediate aftermath of Bruce Lee’s passing, successors to his throne, “Brucesploitation”, Asian stars, and how things might’ve been different had Lee lived.
*CONTENT WARNING* This episode discusses series and films involving Sexual Assault and Extreme Violence. Listener Discretion is Strongly Advised. As America seemingly turns a corner on racial justice, Hollywood is rounding the corner on racial representation, returning to the use of violence to put across the reality of oppression. But not all intentions affect equally. … More Agony and Ecstasy: Struggle Movies and Minority Representation in Media
The guys briefly discuss the recent surge of violence against Asian Americans and this year’s records of gun violence.
This week the guys discuss the return and mythology of Dave Chappelle, more racism against Asians, language, hatred, and the use of violence in media.
In discussing the recent conversation regarding Bruce Lee and Asian American representation at large, the guys welcome veteran comic book podcaster Raph Soohoo to give his thoughts and ponder the place America (and the world) is in the race towards equal representation.