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What a difference 3 years can make.
Oh, I guess it’s been 4 years. I can’t count right.
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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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An interesting twist with #SorryToBotherYou is how it sacrifices characterization in favor of deconstructing a concept.

Some people who saw the film are struggling with this, so here goes a mini-breakdown of how lack of character development is weirdly a strength of the film:
Underdeveloped characters definitely bother me (😏) and #SorryToBotherYou does sideline a deeper understanding of Detroit (Tessa Thompson), one of a precious few Black female characters in film.

But in this ONE case... I’d argue that loss is for a greater good.
Time that other films spend on backstory & character arcs #SorryToBotherYou spends on building a layered depiction of capitalism that’s both surreal and too real. It gives a lot of time to the pernicious Worry Free and the slowburn of villain Steve Lift (Armie Hammer)
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