Things We Saw Today: Crazy Rich Asians’ Star & Director Bought Out a Theater for John Cho’s Searching
Between Crazy Rich Asians and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it’s been a hell of a month for Asian representation in Hollywood. (And someday, two movies with Asian leads/casts won’t add up to “a hell of a month.”) Still to come is the limited release of Searching, the John Cho thriller told entirely through the POV of smartphones and computer screens. To celebrate, Crazy Rich Asians‘ star, Henry Golding, and director, Jon M. Chu, bought out a theater showing the movie.
@henrygolding and I are Excited to be Buying out a theater for #SearchingMovie starring our brother @JohnTheCho !! Go see this film!!! Fellow Trojan @aneeshchaganty directed it. #GoldOpen #AsianAugust pic.twitter.com/kuq8XaaPlF
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) August 22, 2018
That #GoldOpen hashtag references the recent trend of buying out theaters to ensure that movies with non-white leads/casts/creators get substantial opening weekend box office receipts, as well as making sure audiences have access to those films.
“When’s the last time you’ve seen so many Asians in a theater?”
Read my latest on #GoldOpen, a campaign where literal crazy rich Asians have been buying out screenings of #CrazyRichAsians to make sure it has a huge opening weekend: https://t.co/m7UEUUq4ur pic.twitter.com/oHJzhuF0f5
— Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks (@ayoonhendricks) August 15, 2018
— Henry Golding (@henrygolding) August 14, 2018
If Searching is opening near you this weekend, make sure to see it and let us know what you thought!
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) August 21, 2018
- New York Times reporter Sheera Frenkel shared a great thread detailing the mountain of obstacles she, as a working mother, has to overcome to avoid having to watch male commentators discuss her work without her. (via Twitter)
- There’s a subreddit for performing questionable supernatural rituals and if you need me, I’ll be over here having no part in that. (via Pajiba)
- This whole story makes me so angry: A young person was so excited about receiving a NASA internship that she swore in a tweet. An older white man (based on his profile picture) whom she didn’t know chastized her. She fired back, presumably because she, like the rest of us, was tired of old white men she doesn’t know lecturing her. And as a result, she lost her internship. (via Daily Dot.)
- YES, I AM READY, GIVE IT TO ME NOW PLEASE.
you ready babes? pic.twitter.com/639mDRLwh6
— D’Arcy Carden (@DarcyCarden) August 22, 2018
What did you all see out there today?
(image: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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