of attack. Lee’s films introduced American audiences to an Asian masculinity arguably not seen before. Enter the Dragon, Lee’s kung fu Hollywood debut feature film, is the tremendous shift in the identity of the Asian male, but it is not a film of an Asian American integrating into society, nor a tangible look at an authentic character. Instead, Lee is almost superhuman in the film and becomes an icon to Asian males seeking to reclaim their masculinity.
In Better Luck Tomorrow, a poster of Bruce Lee is on the wall of a bedroom for Ben Manibag; this signifies a connection of the Asian male, in this case a teenager, seeking his identity in the wake of his sexual development. In Lee’s extreme case, the Asian male is a force to be reckoned with, and in the development of Tomorrow, the teenage boys will experience a right of passage to manhood through a series of