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We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.
Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris

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We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films.
Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester
Music by Ryan Majoris

    Hustlers

    Hustlers

    We saw Hustlers starring Constance Wu! We talk about her nan, the stereotypes of Asian sex workers, and the real life story of Rosie Keo. 

    Articles Mentioned:
    The Hustlers At Scores
    Loreren Scafaria in the Hollywood Reporter
    The Evolution of the Asian Sex Worker on Screen 
    Roslyn Keo in Vulture

    • 29 min
    Birthday Bonus!

    Birthday Bonus!

    It's Melissa's birthday! So this week, we're doing a rundown of all the shows and films coming out that we think you should know about. Our feature episode, Hustlers, will be out soon! 

    • 8 min
    BONUS Interview: Lee Shorten

    BONUS Interview: Lee Shorten

    This month, we have actor Lee Shorten on the pod! He's one of the stars of "The Terror: Infamy," AMC's supernatural series. This season takes place during the 1940s in America's Japanese Internment camps. Lee was also in Philip Dick's "Man In High Castle". We talk representation, history, and the heaviness of filming an Internment story. Spoilers ahead! 

    • 30 min
    Interview: Director Gurinder Chadha

    Interview: Director Gurinder Chadha

    We have a special South Asian bonus episode featuring director Gurinder Chadha talking about her new film "Blinded By The Light," in theatres now. 

    • 19 min
    The Farewell

    The Farewell

    Melissa, Alex, and special guest Sandie Cheng (Now In Color) indie summer hit, Lulu Wang's The Farewell. We discuss Asian grandmothers, Awkwafina's Mandarin, and all the news is Asian-American cinema. 

    Whitewashing The Farewell- https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/the-farewell-lulu-wang-interview-a24-1202158932/ 

    • 55 min
    Interview: Empty By Design

    Interview: Empty By Design

    In our latest interview, Melissa spoke with writer/director Andrea A. Walter and actor/producer Osric Chau of the indie film Empty By Design. We talk about travel, identity, and Ikea. 

    Empty By Design and In A New York Minute (last week's episode) will be in NYC for the Asian American International Film Festival, July 25th thru August 3rd. 

    AAIFF Empty By Design: https://www.goelevent.com/AAIFF/e/EmptybyDesign

    AAIFF In A New York Minute: https://www.goelevent.com/AAIFF/e/InANewYorkMinute

    • 21 min

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