Watching rom-com blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians together, my Asian girlfriends and I laughed at the in-jokes, wept over the food and resolved to get our mothers to teach us how to play Mah-Jong. Loading comments… Trouble loading? No one ever wanted you to try for the romantic lead, or even just the guy … You could only play a representative of your race. It took a long time to deprogram myself from wanting to be white. And once you notice that absence, it becomes all you see. Order by newest oldest recommendations. A montage, shot on a hot day, showed sweaty Chinese men in singlets leaning on buildings in public streets with their tummies on show.
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