FFR #40: Crazy Rich Asians

This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, we’re talking about the hit new rom-com that’s also a watershed moment in cinematic representation, Crazy Rich Asians! We discuss the beauty of Singapore, so rarely seen onscreen in America, the complex issues of class and wealth that the film both does and does not engage with, Awkwafina’s “blaccent,” the way gender roles are tied up in notions of tradition, and much more. Also, Anita tells us why she loves Elementary, and Carolyn shouts out some obscure little computer game.

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 intros, weekend adventures

3:20 entertainment news (Trump on Apocalypse Now, Rebecca Sugar of Steven Universe on LGBTQIA visibility, Megan Farokhmanesh on Fortnite streamer Ninja)

10:15 Crazy Rich Asians

42:30 What’s Your FREQ-Out?

53:10 Wrap-up

Relevant Links:

Follow our Twitch channel so you too can watch Carolyn stream until 6AM

Trump’s bizarre meeting with Vietnam veterans

EW’s interview with Rebecca Sugar about LGBTQIA visibility

Profile of Chinese-American actor James Hong: “I Never Thought it Would Take This Long”