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Race in Film: Freaky Friday

As you know, I have always remembered Rosalind Chao in The Joy Luck Club sitting proudly in the rain with the memory of her ancestors (see previous post). As depressing as the movie was to me as a child, this scene remains inspirational. I ask the world: Is it so hard to create more strong Asian characters like Rose? Then I saw Freaky Friday and the world answered “…Yes, it’s totes very hard. Obvi” I’m referring to the 2003 Lindsay Lohan/Jamie Lee Curtis Freaky Friday (If you’re thinking of the Jodie Foster version, bless your heart). I’m a fan of the movie actually. Lohan is great. But Do you recall the Chinese restaurant? It’s where the whole switcharoo is set […]