Crazy Rich Asians and the Importance of Representation

People of Asian descent make up about 16% percent of our population. Yet Asian actors are rarely, if ever, given main roles on our screens. In Hollywood, it is similarly uncommon, with only 5% of speaking roles going to Asian actors. So Crazy Rich Asians, with a cast made up entirely of Asian actors, is a pretty big change up of that formula. Does this signal a step towards more racially diverse representation in films? 2SER Regular, Dr Anthony Lambert, senior lecturer of Media and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University joined the Tuesday Daily

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