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26 Mar, 15 tweets, 8 min read
I’ve only watched the trailer, but I’m convinced that Boogie will be the best movie of 2021.

From social issues to Aime Leon Dore and old school Polo bear fits, Pop Smoke, basketball and more.

This movie has everything.

@boogiemovie A thread 🧵 Image
1+2. It will be popular with Asian + Black community

3. Pop Smoke (RIP 🙏🏿) is in it (+ unreleased track from The Woo!)

4. It's a basketball movie

Asian + Black + Hip Hop + basketball

= 4 most influential parts of modern pop culture

= recipe for internet virality ImageImageImage
Social issues:

Last year we had much needed conversations about anti-BIPOC racism.

But we haven’t really addressed the other elephant in the room: racism against other minority groups and racism from one minority group against another minority group.

According to NYPD: Asian Hate Crime is up 1900%

I think Boogie will be a good catalyst for us having more of these types conversations.

(Here are some resources for how to be an ally to the Asian and AAPI community.) ImageImageImageImage
Style check: Whoever, the stylist for this movie is, needs a raise and a promotion. They did a great job.

In just 3 minutes, I saw:
2 Aime Leon Dore shirts
1 old school Polo bear shirt
1 Karl kani shirt

Small attention to details like that really adds to the vibe of the movie ImageImageImageImage
The casting is A1.

I think Boogie has the type of look and swagger that a lot of Black Women will like and I think Eleanor has the look and vibe that a lot of Asian Men will like. Image
Overall though, both of them make a good couple that I think people of all races and genders can “ship” and imagine themself dating either Boogie or Eleanor.

@_taytakahashi and @TaylourPaige were the perfect fit for these roles.

(Beleanor anyone?) Image
Yooo, this wasn't part of my original thread, but while I was looking for their twitter handles.

I realized both actors have the same first name 🤔 Image
I saw a comment: "the main actor has acne scars and that gives me hope for my acting career"

Such an interesting point.

More roles played by diverse people that are attractive by normal people standards and not by unrealistic hollywood standards is better for society. ImageImage
Sidebar: this wasn't part of my original thread

But while finding pictures, I noticed multiple clips of Alfred dunking

This is a very subtle but important point.

These simple clips dispel a lot of myths of the forms: "White/Asian men can't jump/aren't athletic" Image
We underestimate the degree to which movies shape public consciousness.

Directly as a result of this movie we will see:

1. increase in number of interracial couples
2. An Asian player in the NBA. He will list Albert Chin as his inspiration in an interview 10 years from now.
In conclusion, this movie will end racism.
Jokes aside, obviously no single movie can end racism.

But this is the perfect movie for 2021.

Nice mix of: making ppl more empathetic + think about important social issues in a non-overwhelming, feel-good way + fun entertainment
Finally, can we please give a standing ovation for the director @MrEddieHuang. 👏🏿

I still remember him from Fresh off the Boat Days, good to see my man doing big things.

He's very talented and did an amazing job with Boogie.

The beginning of many more great things I'm sure. Image

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dw I'm not just going to plug my website 😂

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2) When you find a scholarship you want to apply to.

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