Is it bad that I'm kind of sick of seeing AF leads get WM love interests? It's why I can't watch Andi Mack, The Mindy Project, etc. because I get so turned off by it now. Real life couples I have absolutely no problem with at all but in media it just... seems to piss me off. As an Asian-American girl myself, I want to see more POC interracial couples (straight or gay) that don't include a white male. It's just the sheer volume of it and them sometimes being painted as "progressive" (they're not)
Right lmao. Why must there always be some white guy in there?
Now I actually just had this idea that focuses on Asian Americans. What I would like to see is a gay or lesbian Asian American couple where one of them is either East Asian + South Asian or Southeast Asian + West Asian. Now I know how limited this makes things because it focuses on Asian Americans and only on specific Asian Americans at that. However, it shows some of the differences and similarities of Asian American groups.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a South Asian + East Asian couple in any media at all, let alone them being gay or lesbian. The same goes for West Asian + Southeast Asian. But the idea that sparks these specific matchings is that many East Asian and South Asian families have an immigration experience whereas many Southeast Asian and West Asian families have a refugee experience. See? Now you’re getting some interesting context here.
Even if each Asian group is entirely different from one another, we each have some sort of similar experience. Then there’s also the struggle of each couple being gay or lesbian (or trans or any other identity from the LGBTQ+ community). And let’s be honest here, Asian American couples that are LGBTQ+ are more invisible than straight Asian American couples (which are barely visible to begin with).
Angry Asian Guy