Western and Eastern worlds are more connected.
Still, the overcompensation of the Asian American character remains in mainstream cinema like Tropic Thunder (2008), where Asians are tossing grenades and guns in an attempt at comedy while the feminization of Asians continues in Western television shows such as Ugly Betty and Entourage, where Asians are flamboyant and castrated homosexuals. These conflicting modern images demonstrate that the discourse of the Asian American filmmaker must persevere in the face of the Hollywood machine that wishes to perpetuate the stigma that Griffith manifested into the American consciousness, for the pendulum of the Asian American masculine identity is still swinging.
Better Luck Tomorrow. Dir. Justin Lin. DVD. 2003.
Broken Blossoms. Dir. DW Griffith. DVD. 1919.
Do the Right Thing.