Rogue One Subverts Asian Male Stereotypes — and That’s Important

During a time when non-white folx are the “bad guy” it is fantastic that one of the most successful movie franchises ever is taking on that “othering” in a very real way.

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Much has already been written about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — how it has added new context to the existing Star Wars franchise, how it is a movie ultimately about war.

Rogue One is also a movie that features three men of Asian descent — two East Asian and one South Asian — and, far from relying on stereotypes of “Asian Masculinity,” in fact subverts those stereotypes in a way that feels revolutionary for Western media. (Needless to say: spoilers.)

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