"By far, one of the best scenes in the book is where Kaling writes about the photo shoot she and Office co-star Ellie Kemper did for People’s Most Beautiful issue. When the stylist brought a trailer full of size zero gowns, Kaling found herself crying in the children’s bathroom of the public school where the photo shoot was happening. In the bathroom stall, she discovered a smear of what looked like excrement and a child’s graffiti: “This school is bulls–t!” which made her a) laugh and b) demand that the stylist alter one of the gowns to fit her. In the end photo, she’s smiling in a gorgeous fuchsia dress that the stylist had to rip down the back and alter with canvas. Looking at beautiful Kaling, though, you’d never know. It’s a sweet moment of chubby girl victory.” (via afterellen)
Eva Green photographed by Ellen von Unwerth
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Where television is fantastic, and is way ahead of film, is it doesn’t feel the need to polarize women so much, I experienced it in playing Anne Boleyn as well. [x]
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Not only is Russell a total do-gooder-over-achiever (model minority), but he’s overweight (unattractive), has a speech impediment (forever foreigner), looks nothing like his voice-over talent Jordan Nagai (invisible) AND ultimately is saved by a white man who acts as a surrogate-substitute father (transracial & international adoption) to replace his absent Asian father (Asian men = emasculated). By contrast, consider some of the other film children of Pixar…
Although I kind of agree with some of the points this made about Frozen, when it came to Up, this felt more like the OP was reaching more than anything. -_-
1) Why is it bad that Russell was chubby?
Isn’t the stick thin Asian a stereotype in itself? And why does it matter if the voice actor looks like the character? Kevin Conroy doesn’t look like Bruce Wayne. And most importantly, is it the worst thing in the world to have an overweight child in a movie? They do exist.
Not only that, but Russell was drawn to look like Pixar’s animator Peter Sohn as a child, who was chubby.
2) The speech impediment =/= foreigner.
Russell sounded like a regular American kid to me and this did not even imply that he was a foreigner.
3) Model minority?
I guess the OP wanted Russell to be a bad kid in a gang in order to break the stereotype.
4) Absent Asian dad
Not a stereotype. And it didn’t feel as if this was a way to emasculate Asian men.
Yes, I admit, Up at times did have a white savior feel to it, but then I remember something important. Russell saved Mr. Fredricksen as much as Mr. Fredricksen saved him.
I don’t really understand why this is trying to discredit an Asian-American character that was actually written well.
"La Couture Nature" Devon Aoki photographed by Satoshi Saïkusa for Vogue Paris 2000