Another Crossroad Between AA and Movies
If you’re irritated by all the pseudo-Asian/American flicks like “21” and “Forbidden Kingdom”, but too antsy to wait for the next Michael Kang or Eric Byler flick, check out Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay. Honestly, I don’t know of many mainstream movies where there are Asian American protagonists that have as much balls and chemistry as John Cho and Kal Penn’s characters. I was rolling in the aisles for this one!
Wil accompanied me to experience this momentous flick. If you guys don’t remember who Wil is, he’s the guy who wrote the infamous Raunchy Sex: Ejaculations with me a little over 10 years ago, that most of you NEVER got to read. It was a vulgar exercise in a screenplay that involved a three-prong dildo, having sex with one’s clone, and pulling a VCR part out of a bunghole. (Think of a John Water’s flick without Divine.) After a few negative criticisms of certain offensive material in the writing, I had pulled it and wrote an online apology, which I recently recovered and placed it here @rayhom.com. Part of me has a certain regret that I may have gave into pressures of political correctness, but at the same time, I don’t want to lose my reputation as a functioning member of society. Although, Wil and I still get nostalgic cracking our asses off reading at the creative shit that a couple of guys in our early 20s had came up with. But, one day, if I can afford to destroy my (and Wil’s) reputation (what much of it I have), I may publish Ejaculations again.
On a progressive note, when I finish production on “Touch”, Wil and I will write another screenplay that has been brewing in our heads ever since the last decade past. We can’t really say what it is about, as we don’t really know what it is about. It’s, as best as I could describe it, something that’s a cross between a group of guys coming-of-age and Reservoir Dogs… seeking the hidden treasure of a three-prong dildo made out of a VCR part.
And speaking of progress, I came across this blog entry by actor Adrian Zaw entitled “Changing the Face of Asian American Men in the Media” which was quite enlightening to me, esp. about the lack of strong characters by Asian Americans in mainstream media. He writes (bold is my emphasis):
I DON’T BLAME THEM, nor do I want to continue complaining about it. I’m not a fan of picketing or whining. Instead I quietly contemplated strategies to overcome this barrier of “limited imagination” by going out there hustling, producing and creating roles for myself that was not of the standard norm, and roles I could never have booked if I alone had to audition for them.
You can read the rest of Adrian Zaw’s entry here
Adrian Zaw is in a webisode project: “The Resistance”. Upon researching this, I came across the following teaser entitled “Lust”, which I get a guilty pleasure out of watching over and over. (Adrian Zaw does not appear in this teaser, tho.) I love the style of the muted blue, and the melodic remix of “As The Rush Comes” by Motorcycle. Hey, we all have our vices.