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My latest for @InkstoneNews is a personal reflection on how #FreshOffTheBoat got to 100 freaking episodes (with my son @HudsonDYang on board)...and transformed the face of Hollywood.

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“At the time the pilot was being shot, @HudsonDYang was barely nine years old, a four-foot-something little nugget with a halo of bushy hair, a surplus of attitude and zero acting experience.”
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“Hudson is now 6’2”, a young man who’s lived much of his life and experienced many of his (simulated) firsts in front of the camera – his first crush, his first kiss, his first time driving a car, his first job, his first girlfriend and his first breakup.”
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#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far have been Asian—we’re COMING OUT for this film as we never have in cinematic history.

But another 24% of viewers are black or Hispanic: *viewers are 62% nonwhite*.
The book #CrazyRichAsians was based on was a NYT bestseller. When the target for the book is described by folks in publishing, they say “white female, summer read, book club, 35-54.” That audience isn’t who’s filling theaters—yet.

They’re the ones who might take this to $100M.
If you haven’t seen it yet, a small spoiler. After the first 15 minutes of #CrazyRichAsians, you will not see another nonwhite person on screen. Not even in background shots. And the only white people with speaking roles get played like dominoes. In the first five minutes.
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