24 Apr '18, 11am

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Highly-anticipated upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians has been gathering hype in Singapore since the initial announcement that it will be made. Advertisement Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, the plot centres around American-born Chinese Rachel Chu, who finds out that her Singaporean boyfriend is super, super, super high-SES (aka rich AF). Despite the hype, the movie has received some flak for its inaccurate representation of Singaporeans and Southeast Asians in general, when the trailer was released on April 23. Here’s a look at the trailer first: Advertisement Concerns with Asian representation Local playwright Alfian Sa’at was among those who spoke up, calling the film’s characters “white people wannabes” after watching the trailer’s pre-trailer, which was released before the trailer proper. He quoted a conversation between Chu and her boyfriend as evidence of...

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