ambiguously drawing any distinction on whether it is being gay that causes struggle with the masculine identity, or is it because Wai-Tung is a product of Asian American stereotypes?
Why such extreme measures such as gays sleeping with women and glorified violence in countering Hollywood’s construction of the Asian male? Discourse is a result of the filmmaker’s ability to travel to the outermost limits of a character’s psyche. The filmmaker and his actors take these film roles into an arc that is a direct response and assault on years of oppressive filmic imagery by Hollywood. Anything else would be a compromise that would allow the status quo to continue. These extreme examples in Asian American films parallel the movement of the Black American cinema in that it moved from the blacksploitation films of the 1970s, Foxy Brown, Blackula, Shaft, and into a