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TOPIC: Emma Stone as an Asian-American in "Aloha"

Emma Stone as an Asian-American in "Aloha" 31 May 2015 16:26 #7332

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I just read an article about the new film coming out called "Aloha." Before I read this article I knew nothing about the film but I saw the poster and the cast and wanted to see it because of the brilliant cast. I think that the cast really drew me to it most. I follow Entertainment Weekly on Facebook so this article came up on my feed. I read the article and found it very interesting. Apparently, Emma Stone is supposed to be an Asian American in this film and she has no Asian background in her at all. This woman talks about how Stone's features don't fit this idea at all. I think that this is an interesting topic in the film world because it is often said that minorities are underrepresented in film and television. Latinos are rarely cast even as parts that should be Latino and if they are they are very stereotypical. I think we could say this as Asian parts as well. How do you guys feel about this?

Here is the article:
www.ew.com/article/2015/05/29/im-not-buy...stone-asian-american
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Emma Stone as an Asian-American in "Aloha" 07 Dec 2015 11:48 #8807

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Honestly, this sound s like an interesting movie. I believe that Emma Stone is an amazing actress. I usually love all the movies she plays in, for example Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man, The House Bunny, Crazy Stupid Love, and many more. Emma Stone is an actress, which means she acts. Yes, she is an American girl in real life, but part of her job is to act her part as another person. In this movie she is as you write an Asian-American women. She suppose to and will act the part that she is in. I just don't understand what is wrong with that? In many movie they turn American actors into British characters. And it works! So I don't see why they can't turn Emma Stone Asian.
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Emma Stone as an Asian-American in "Aloha" 09 Dec 2015 12:14 #8815

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I would have to agree with you on this. While I believe that Emma Stone is an amazing and talented actress, I'm sure there are also a lot of very talented Asian actresses as well who simply have a much harder time being cast. So when an opportunity comes up for a casting director to cast a minority, it is upsetting for me that they would just choose a Caucasian person because they believe that they have a much wider mass appeal. This reminds me a lot of our discussion question this week about queer representation in television. I think that the more that different groups of people, whether it be various ethnic groups, various genders, various sexualities, etc, are portrayed in media, then the more they are accepted into society. I'm sure that she will do a good job of acting in the film, and I don't blame her for taking a part that was offered to her, but I would like to see Hollywood branch out and show more of a variety of people and ethnicities in the future.
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