(christian @ May 06 2005,16:35)
Originally Posted by matadorpoeta,May 05 2005,18:20
at least '16 candles' had long duck dong.
Now, that movie was incredibly racist with that character with his chop suey english and total emmasculation of asian males. I hope today's movies wouldn't be allowed to get away with such imagery. Frankly, I never understood the appeal of any of John Hughes' work. Then again, his movies were geared towards a female audience. Definitely, not a guy movie unless you had to watch it on a date to showcase your 'sensitivity'.
Emmasculation of asian males?? Â Didn't he get laid in that movie? Â Why are people so sensetive about their race? Â I'm a white man in America that doesn't fit into any stereotypical niche, but I don't cry everytime a white man is portrayed in a negative sterotypical way...instead I laugh. Eric
Eric, You just don't get it. I'm shaking my head in dissappointment. To be fair, I can't really tell if you're a full blown racist/ skinhead or simply ignorant. Do you have any more comments you'd like to add to the Chan thread about the inherent inferiority of Asians? It perturbs me that you as a white man get to decide what I, as an asian male, find racist. Do you also tell African Americans that Birth of a Nation wasn't racist to you, so why should they complain about it? I have caucasian friends who didn't realize how insensitive that role when it was first released, but if they watch it today, they wince in recognition of how f'ed up that character was. Yes, there are depictions of stupid white people in the media such as Archie Bunker, George Costanza, etc.... But, for every negative portrayal of a white man, there are at least three cool heroic roles to balance that image. Hence, there really isn't a negative sterotypical view of white men. This diversity of roles is missing for Asian Males. Instead, we are classified into the asexual roles of comedic morons like Long Dong, robotic businessmen, etc.. Asian male sexuality is either negative or non-existent where they're almost never paired up with women of any race. Asian males get the scraps of media exposure, and that's why there's so much cultural signifigance to characters like Long Dong. That's all America ever sees; think about the signifigance for this to most of america which doesn't interact with asians. Until very, very recently, the most prominent asian images in the media had been images of bucktoothed, slant eyed japs, that caucasian actor playing an asian male in the movie 'breakfast with tiffany', the vietnamese as vicious cheaters who wouldn't fight fair in those movies about the vietnam war, and long dong in 'sixteen candles'. Yes, in the movie, Long Dong was not portrayed in a postive virile light. The Molly Ringwald character was horrifed and disgusted by Dong's advances toward her. And, yes, he did end up hooking up with a girl. But, she was portrayed as rather unattractive and it was a fluke that he hooked up with her. Despite the fact that she was that unattractive, LD is supposed to be happy and surprised that he was able to get a girl out of his league, even though she was unattractive. Think of the last time you saw an asian male play a strong leading role who got the girl in the end. In Romeo Must Die, Jet Li doesn't even get to kiss the girl. Nor did Chow Yuan Fat or Jackie Chan ever get to kiss, much less have sex with the women in their movies. Contrast this with a Brad Pitt movie. When's the last time he didn't get to kiss the girl, or do more. Truly, the worst case was Showdown in Little Tokyo, where Dolph Lundgreen gets to share a nude bath with Tia Carrere while his sidekick, Brandon Lee, sleeps alone. Then, Brandon Lee actually tells Lundgren, "You have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a male." It perpuatates the myth that asian dicks are so tiny that we can't satisfy asian women and why asian women will automatically fall in love and sacrifice themselves for every gaijin or gwailo which you see repeated in movies about asia.