F*ck You, Stanley Kubrick: the role of media in objectifying Asian Women

Diane Mizota as Fook Mi and Carrie Ann Inaba as Fook Yu in Austin Powers: Gold Member

“I bet your pu**y’s real tight.” Unfortunately, a phrase I’ve heard on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, a phrase that many Asian women have heard on more than one occasion.

“Konichiwaaaaa,” they call down the street as they kiss their teeth. “You from Chyyy-NAH?”

William Holden and Nancy Kwan in The World of Suzie Wong (1960)
Alistair Brammer and Eva Noblezada in Miss Saigon (Broadway Theatre 2018)

“Me love you long time!” Do you know how many men have quoted Kubrick at me? If you’re going to be gross, at least be original.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

“Hey cutie, how much for a blow job?” Growing up, we weren’t allowed out on nights the US Navy was docked in Hong Kong.

Flowers and signs outside Gold Spa in Atlanta, Georgia

“I bet your pu**y’s real tight.” Who the f*ck told you?

Amy Schumer, Mostly Sex Stuff (2012)

“It’s just a joke!” I laugh along because I’m not sure what gets to survive: his ego or me.

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