I saw the new Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot and have some opinions about it. I also talk about the disappointment that is Baywatch, how I'm done with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and how I'm the minority when it comes to being a fan of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Also, I read some of the love I'm getting on iTunes — because a little positive reinforcement never hurt no one.
Joyce Wong, director/writer of the coming-of-age dramedy Wexford Plaza, stopped by the podcast earlier this month at the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival to talk about her debut feature film. We also talk about the emasculation of the Asian male, Mary Kay products, female body image, the magic of strip malls and, of course, being woke.
Social medjia links!
Joyce's Twitter: @joycewongjoyce
The film's Twitter: @wexfordplaza
In this week's super-sized episode, I welcome the lovely Sara Amini, Emily Chang, and Meghan Malloy from the new digital series Misery Loves Company and things get poppin' as we talk about their dope series about two women of color trying to live a #blessed life in post-election L.A. — but that's only the beginning. We also talk about the new season of Master of None, 13 Reasons Why, mediums, tarot card readings, and musicals...LOTS OF MUSICAL talk. After talking about the racist history of Miss Saigon, we shamelessly break into song and it is simply magical. Also, I debut a NEW game that may become a permanent segment on the show!
Social medjia links!
Sara's Twitter: @saraamini_
Emily's Twitter: @chihuac
Meghan's Twitter account is currently on hiatus.
Follow the show: @miserylovesTV
Watch the entire first season on YouTube.
Visit the show's website: miserylovescompanyseries.com
Filmmaker Leon Cheo and actor Josh Crowe stop by the podcast to chat about People Like Us, the first LGBTQ web series in Singapore. We talk about the true stories that influenced the series, the obnoxious struggle of dating, the bigger message behind the show, and Josh's seasoned career at Universal Studios Singapore (which I didn't know existed!)
Follow Josh and Leon on Twitter and make sure you watch People Like Us on YouTube and follow the show on Facebook.
Josh Crowe: @jsjCrowe
Leon Cheo: @leoncheo
My conversation with Marie Jamora, Jason McLagan, and Courtney Bandeko from the short Flip the Record continues and we get into some pretty deep shit about Filipino identity...but I also introduce them to the term, "titty balls." So there's that.
Two episodes in one week? That's crazy! What's even crazier is that this is another two-parter. There is just too much awesome to contain in one episode! Filmmakers Marie Jamora and Jason McLagan and actress Courtney Bandeko come to the Off White dining room/recording studio/donut eating facility to talk about their short Flip the Record as well as the Fast and the Furious franchise, holding your pee while watching movies, UTIs, film-going etiquette in the Philippines, and, of course, the magical obnoxiousness of Coachella.
Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) continue our conversation from last week. The two talk about their time on Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, the web series which the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy was based as well as their upcoming projects including Sujata's short film Cowboy and Indian as well as Tristen's "kept under wraps" web series.
In this two-parter, Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) stop by my brand new home studio (a.k.a. dining room with microphones) to talk about their show, donuts, Bat Day (whatever the hell that is), the ridiculous price of cable, and some unintentional/intentional racist moments in their lives inside and outside of the entertainment industry. But that's only the half of it! Come back next week for Part 2 when they talk about their time on Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, the web series which the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy was based as well as their upcoming projects including Sujata's short film Cowboy and Indian as well as Tristen's "kept under wraps" web series. It's another grand ol' time on Off White!
We're going to Canada! Well, at least in this episode we are. Off White has a rousing conversation about mature subject matter including shitting, farting, dating, and bad gift-giving with the lovely Katie Uhlmann and Trish Rainone as well as returning guest Bobby Del Rio. They are the creators and stars of the hilarious web series My Roommate's an Escort — make sure you check it out. You can watch it before or after listening to this episode. It doesn't matter when just as long as you watch it.
It's been a minute since I have posted something so I decided to post this short ep to profess my ride or die love for Danity Kane and then go off on the bullshit that is Ghost in the Shell and that goddam Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial.
During my crazed schedule at SXSW, I made sure to set some time aside to talk to the cast and creator of the upcoming gal pal comedy I Love Bekka and Lucy, the first digital series to be included in the episodic programming at the festival — and that's a huge deal. On the episode, I have a grand ol' time talking with writer-director Rachael Holder and actors Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tanisha Long, Chris Smith, and Alexis Denisof about the hysterical series, diversity & inclusion (obvi), and most importantly, The Great British Baking Show.
It's been 24 hours since the chaos that was the Oscars and we have all survived. Erin Lim, host of the Bitch Talk Podcast and Jeff Hunt, co-host of the Muni Diaries join me in a rousing discussion of all the Moonlight madness and La La Land ba-ba-backlash. Plus, we throw massive shade at Casey Affleck and manage to spend a good amount of time talking about more important things like the '80s made-for-TV movie Kate's Secret starring the legendary Meredith Baxter-Birney.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sure, I'm over a month late, but better late than never, right? In this solo episode I talk about my Sundance journey as well as my opinions about this year's Oscar race.
2016 has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs...and more downs on top of that, but as George Michael says, you gotta have faith. So that's exactly my mantra for 2017, but before we usher in a new year, I say good-bye to 2016 with Bitch Talk podcast host Erin Lim, journalist Nicole Grigg, and Producer Char from the Go-To Productions in San Francisco. Despite all the malarkey and bullcorn happening in the world, we try to focus on all the minority representation in TV, film, and pop culture in 2016 — and we bitch about all the bullshit that it has brought to people of color, women, and the LGBT community. I hope you enjoy the conversation and I'll see you in the new year with more Off White banter.
Before I stuffed myself with carbs, I just wanted to throw up a short ep to give thanks to my listeners, rant about and give tips on how to fight all the Trump madness, talk about how the Hamilton mixtape has kept me sane, and sing my praises of Disney's Moana.
Two episodes in a row with guests of Canadian origin? That's wacky! Well, it seems appropriate considering so many people from the U.S. are looking to move there.
In the latest ep, I briefly touch on my feelings about what happened on November 8, but after,I have a chat with Hayden Szeto from the upcoming comedy The Edge of Seventeen (out in theaters November 18). We talk about his experience as an Asian-Canadian in Hollywood and how his dad actually encouraged him to go into an arts — and for an Asian family, that's totes bonkers!
The cast and crew from the Canadian-based IRL: The Series join me via Google Hangouts to talk about Glenn's fate in The Walking Dead season premiere, the upcoming all female-directed season of Jessica Jones, and Amy Schumer's "Formation" parody — or whatever the fuck that was. We also get into deep discussion about Canadian culture...and by that I mean Drake and Justin Bieber.
This week I welcome amazing writers Laura Sirikul from Nerds of Color and Erin Chew from YOMYOMF. We dig deep into NBC's Mail Order Family malarkey, the so-called Bruce Lee film Birth of the Dragon, the brilliance of Luke Cage, and Hollywood's affinity for whitewashing. I also manage to force my guests to listen to a retelling of the time-honored story of when I scored Hamilton tickets.
It's been a while since I posted a short episode because life and laziness has gotten in the way. In this morsel of Off White-ness, I wax poetic on TIFF and briefly touch on the Emmys — which is all old news considering they happened weeks ago. But I also give a ringing endorsement to Disney's Queen of Katwe for not having a "white savior" and examine the diversity of Fall TV.
Classic VMA performances, spoken word reunions, Colin Kaepernick, donuts, Star Wars, haircuts at the gym, and the mystery of red velvet cake — those are just SOME of the wonderful topics discussed in this jammed packed episode with the talented cast and creators from the film Grass which include director/writer/second-time guest Tanuj Chopra, actress/Vampire Diaries alum Emily Chang actress/reverse-immigrant Pia Shah as well as executive producer/Keanu co-writer Alex Rubens. I had a damn good time on this episode and loved my guests so much that I'm now stalking each and every one of them.
After a brief hiatus, I am BACK... and I have guests! Comedians and actors Atsuko Okatsuka & D'Lo join me for the latest ep to talk about the Olympics, Ryan Lochte Privilege, the Hollywood whitewashing epidemic, and most importantly, the second annual Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles (August 25-28).
Buy tix and find out more about Comedy Comedy Festival here: comedycomedyfest.com.
And make sure you visit Atsuko's website and D'Lo's website to get all their social media deets.
Still recovering from the hellacious lines from Hall H at Comic-Con, I talk about the country's obsession with Stranger Things, the awesome things I saw at Comic-Con and ask the world if I am a bad Asian for not being mad enough about certain issues.
The nominations for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards were announced today and diversity-wise, they were good enough...but I still have a couple of things to say about them.
The lovely Karyn Paige returns to chat about some good ol' fashioned minority oppression. We also manage to have time to talk about our favorite member of New Edition and who was the best blonde on Three's Company.
It would hate myself if I didn't talk about the incredible Prince tributes at the BET Awards and the personification of wokeness that is Jesse Williams. And finally, I go through the list of Academy invitees which includes four Boyz N the Hood and an impressive, diverse list of other actors and filmmakers.