Going to the movies isn’t normally a civic act, but intentionality matters. Today, I went to an opening night screening of Crazy Rich Asians. As Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe wrote today, “We waited a long time for a movie like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — and that’s too bad.” She continues, “As Crazy Rich Asians heads into its opening weekend, Asian-Americans … want to send a message to Hollywood: Asian-American stories are as universal and enduring as anyone else’s, and the proof will be at the box office.” And so I made sure to add to the box office totals on opening weekend, the most important weekend of a movie’s run. And it even made the cover of Time magazine.
And here’s what the movie’s star, Constance Wu, had to say:
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) August 1, 2018