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I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in 'Aloha'
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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2015-05-30 17:53:02 UTC
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I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha

By Chris Lee
Entertainment Weekly
EW.com
Friday, May 29, 2015

[Caption] Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Aloha (Neil Preston)

Aloha

Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small
amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic
comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively
peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish
decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military
contractor played by Bradley Cooper.

But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial
character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced
back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must
first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her
alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald
eyes and freckles -- past the star's outwardly
unassailable Caucasity -- if only because the movie
hammers home her cultural other-ness in just about every
other scene.

The article by Chris Lee continues at:

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/29/im-not-buying-emma-stone-asian-american

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2015-05-30 17:56:33 UTC
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I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
By Chris Lee
Entertainment Weekly
EW.com
Friday, May 29, 2015
[Caption] Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Aloha (Neil Preston)
Aloha
Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small
amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic
comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively
peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish
decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military
contractor played by Bradley Cooper.
But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial
character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced
back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must
first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her
alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald
eyes and freckles -- past the star's outwardly
unassailable Caucasity -- if only because the movie
hammers home her cultural other-ness in just about every
other scene.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/29/im-not-buying-emma-stone-asian-american

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Ugh. A waste of two hours plus the time getting there and
back and the tickets.

Incoherent.

No distinguishable theme.

No story line.

Ridiculous characters.

Posted by stanne

End of forwarded post.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2015-05-30 18:01:28 UTC
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Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
By Chris Lee
Entertainment Weekly
EW.com
Friday, May 29, 2015
[Caption] Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Aloha (Neil Preston)
Aloha
Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small
amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic
comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively
peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish
decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military
contractor played by Bradley Cooper.
But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial
character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced
back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must
first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her
alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald
eyes and freckles -- past the star's outwardly
unassailable Caucasity -- if only because the movie
hammers home her cultural other-ness in just about every
other scene.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/29/im-not-buying-emma-stone-asian-american
Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Ugh. A waste of two hours plus the time getting there and
back and the tickets.
Incoherent.
No distinguishable theme.
No story line.
Ridiculous characters.
Posted by stanne
End of forwarded post.
Forwarded post:

Nobody complained when Peter Sellers played the role of
Dr. Fu Manchu!

Posted by Cowboy Bob

End of forwarded post.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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Dr. Jai Maharaj
2015-05-30 18:21:35 UTC
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I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
By Chris Lee
Entertainment Weekly
EW.com
Friday, May 29, 2015
[Caption] Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in Aloha (Neil Preston)
Aloha
Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small
amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set romantic
comedy-drama, she portrays Allison Ng: an aggressively
peppy Air Force fighter pilot of Chinese-Hawaiian-Swedish
decent who falls for an existentially angst-y military
contractor played by Bradley Cooper.
But in order to process this idea of Stone as a bi-racial
character, as someone whose genetic lineage can be traced
back to the Middle Kingdom by way of Polynesia, you must
first get past the obvious stumbling blocks: her
alabaster skin and strawberry blond hair, her emerald
eyes and freckles -- past the star's outwardly
unassailable Caucasity -- if only because the movie
hammers home her cultural other-ness in just about every
other scene.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/29/im-not-buying-emma-stone-asian-american
Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Ugh. A waste of two hours plus the time getting there and
back and the tickets.
Incoherent.
No distinguishable theme.
No story line.
Ridiculous characters.
Posted by stanne
End of forwarded post.
Nobody complained when Peter Sellers played the role of
Dr. Fu Manchu!
Posted by Cowboy Bob
End of forwarded post.
Forwarded post:

Emma Stone Plays A Part-Asian Character In 'Aloha,' And
That's Not Okay

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/emma-stone-aloha_n_7465730.html

Emma Stone Is Asian? 'Aloha' Is A White-Washed Mess That
Has Native Hawaiians Livid

http://www.inquisitr.com/2130530/emma-stone-is-asian-aloha-is-a-white-washed-mess-that-has-native-hawaiians-livid/#SomUYlFfQ1kX0z7I.99

Posted by SMGFan

End of forwarded post.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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