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Constance Wu on Twitter: Men who sexually harass women [for an Oscar]! [Because] good acting performance matters more than humanity, human integrity! [Because] poor kid [really] needs the help!

@TheAcademy congrats on not learning from the past! Congrats on reinforcing the BTS mistreatment of women in [Hollywood]! Who cares [right]? Go Casey!

Boys! BUY [your] way out of trouble by settling out of court! Just do a good acting job, [that’s] all that matters! [Because] Art isn’t about humanity, right?

Here’s a thing I wrote during an convo w/ @PeterShinkoda about how Casey Affleck’s win will be a nod to Trump’s.

Right, he’s not running for Prez. He’s running for an award that honors a craft whose purpose is examining the dignity of the human experience & young women are deeply human. The absence of awards doesn’t diminish a great performance. That’s on the page, or screen, as it were… and the opportunity to even DO the part is a tremendous honor in and of itself. But the choices an awarding committee makes DOES increase the dignity of an award and brings light to the pursuit our craft seeks to honor. It signifies said committee’s awareness of the harmful oversights it may have unknowingly participated in the past, and the respect and dignity to learn from the past, not repeat it and not to use it as an excuse to reinforce the industry’s gross and often hidden mistreatment of women. Art doesn’t exist for the sake of awards, but awards do exist to honor all that art is trying to accomplish in life. So context matters. Because in acting, human life matters. It’s why art exists. I know it’s just an award but I guess I’m in this career, not for awards, but because the treatment of human life matters to me. So I stand the fuck up for it.

I’ve been counseled not to talk about this for career’s sake. F my career then, I’m a woman & human first. That’s what my craft is built on.

guy fieri sign phrases

aries: this is money
taurus: ON like DONKEY KONG
gemini: taking the train to flavortown 
cancer: [muffled food noises]
leo: this is gangsta
virgo: OUT of BOUNDS
libra: mMMM, OH Y EAH ,, , oH YE AH . JUICY. … OH YEAH
scorpio: bomb dot com
sagittarius: slamma jamma
capricorn: [laughing that sounds like wheezy from toy story 2]
aquarius: that is DYNAMITE
pisces: winner winner chicken dinner

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Remember Rufio in ‘Hook’? The actor is trying to keep his cult character’s legacy alive.

“I’ve been Rufio longer than I’ve not been Rufio, for sure,” [Dante Basco] says. “To this day, it’s a blessing and a curse. Some people have such strong memories of me as a young actor, that it’s hard to see me as anything else. But everyone comes to Hollywood hoping to get a role people are going to remember them for, and I get girls saying I was their first crush, or Asian guys saying Rufio was the first time they saw an Asian kid on-screen that wasn’t nerdy or stereotypical, so I was lucky the character that resonated was cool.” (x)

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THE FEELS - a comedy about the female orgasm
An improvised comedy about a lesbian bachelorette weekend that goes awry when one of the brides admits she's never had an orgasm.

What is The Feels?

The Feels is an improvised comedy about a group of girlfriends (and one dude) on a lesbian bachelorette weekend in wine country. Andi (Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with their closest friends. On the first night, the brides and their friends get wasted, and Lu admits to everyone that she’s never had an orgasm. This admission comes as a complete surprise to Andi and derails the weekend in unexpected and poignant ways. It causes everyone to reflect on trust, love, and their journeys to experiencing their first orgasm.

Director’s Statement

Hello there,

Thank you so much for visiting our Kickstarter page!

So, The Feels is an improvised comedy about the female orgasm. I’m excited about this subject matter (LOL) because the female orgasm is something that is relatively taboo, and rarely discussed in our culture. And while the film’s concept could have been executed in a very broad, and predictable way, we’ve taken a grounded, improvised approach that explores the underlying dynamics that allowed this “orgasm deception” to take place.

I chose to make this an improvised film because I wanted to capture the funny, weird things that arise naturally among girlfriends. And I wanted to create a story where they talk about their sexuality in a way that feels real, and true, and particular. In order to achieve this, we cast a mixture of comedic actresses (Constance Wu and Angela Trimbur), stand up comedians (Ever Mainard and Josh Fadem) and my real life best friends (recording artist, KARYYN, and my co-writer, Lauren Parks).

I think that because of this approach, we’ve created a naturalistic comedic tone that is particular to The Feels, and I think that the amazing women in the film have something truly unique to say about female relationships and sexuality.  

Thank you again for your support, and we can’t wait to share this film with you!

xoxo

Jenée LaMarque (Co-Writer / Director)

P.S. Looking at the statistics on representation of women in film and television can be really discouraging. But it is my intention in my career to “be the change” that I want to see in the world. And that is why our movie was purposefully engineered to create opportunities for women, POC and the LGBTQ community. We are proud to say that we have an 80% female cast and a 68% female crew.

Why do we need your help?

We are so close to finishing! And we really need your help! While we have an amazing edit of the movie, we need help to cover color correction, post production sound, festival costs, and other expenses to help bring this movie to the world. We have found incredible collaborators, but need to compensate them. Please help us in adding that final layer of polish!

i’m actually not that worried about anyone dying during infinity war but get this

the first thing peter parker does after tony dies is activate instant kill mode

Daniel Dae Kim on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Exit: “The Path to Equality Is Rarely Easy”

[Daniel Dae Kim,] who like [Grace] Park had been with the CBS revival since its start, thanked fans, the cast, crew and creative team and singled out how important playing Chin Ho was. “As an Asian-American actor, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find opportunities at all, let alone play a well-developed, three-dimensional character like Chin Ho. I will miss him sincerely. … though transitions can be difficult, I encourage us all to look beyond the disappointment of this moment to the bigger picture. The path to equality is rarely easy.” (x)

the best part about homecoming is that peter got tony involved in his vlog. like, the kid literally had tony say “a minor upgrade” so he could edit it in when he saw the new suit and when tony saw peter was filming himself he just joined in and started making jokes

Meet the New Mr. Right

Seeing a Pakistani-American comic secure the romantic lead in a Hollywood film would be a rare delight under any circumstances. But what makes “The Big Sick” all the more remarkable is how little fuss is made of it. In the film, we see Kumail and his family eating and laughing and goofing off, fighting and (after a spell) making up, just like the actor’s real family. It’s a vision of a Muslim family, Mr. Nanjiani notes, rarely seen in American film. (x)

lmao tony tries so hard to act nonchalant and not like he is over invested in this kid’s life,, but i see through u……i know u boi, i know u already mentally adopted peter and are now coming up with 567 different to make him safer while superheroing….that was a hug no one opens the fucking door like that

The Poet Bao Phi, On Creating a ‘Guidebook’ For Young Asian-Americans

[Bao Phi’s] new book, Thousand Star Hotel, is a cutting collection of poems about growing up a refugee, becoming a father, feeling surrounded by police brutality and the invisibility of poor Asian-Americans. Phi says that when he was young, he never saw experiences like his taught in schools or talked about. He hopes that his new work might serve as a “guidebook” for his 7-year-old daughter Song and other Asian-Americans looking to see their own experiences reflected…

“The book has a lot of poems ranging in subject from police brutality to the invisibility of urban poor Asian-Americans to fatherhood and what it’s like to raise a child as a refugee from war. [It’s about] whether or not I pass on the trauma of war down to my daughter, the lack of Asian-American history in American public schools, and you know, love and relationships.

And basically in a way, I feel like the book is one, me writing in resistance against the erasure of Asian-Americans — Vietnamese-Americans in particular — but also as, I guess, a marker of the life of my parents, my family, people like me that often don’t reach any type of visibility in this country.” (x)