The line above from the production still rings true, forty years later, at least for many Asian American men.SEE ALSO: As an Asian American, I am invisible in this country After all, throughout the past few decades, American culture has attempted to completely castrate Asian American men and their masculine identities.
In September 1999 -- my first month in China -- I had a huge crush on a guy.
My heart melted at that first sight of his big sesame-oil brown eyes.
Your close group of yellow brothers banded around you in defiant support of the devastation and pain inflicted upon you with comforting words like: “It couldn’t be helped.
White women just don’t like Asian guys…” “It’s not you, it’s the colour of your skin.” “That will teach you for thinking you could get a round-eye!
Even when they do get lead roles like Jet Li in “Romeo Must Die” or Chow Yun-Fat in “The Replacement Killers”, they don’t get intimate with the lead actresses like white actors often do.