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๐Ÿ“šDiverse Novel to โ€œNetflixโ€ Movie Adaptations ๐ŸŽฅ โ € To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (series) by Jenny Han โ € ๐Ÿ’• To All …

๐Ÿ“šDiverse Novel to โ€œNetflixโ€ Movie Adaptations ๐ŸŽฅ
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (series) by Jenny Han
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๐Ÿ’• To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
๐Ÿ’• P.S. I Still Love You
๐Ÿ’• Always and Forever
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So I was scrolling through Netflix when I saw a release for book one and trailer for the sequel on this series. I looked to my shelf and noticed I have the complete trilogy…unread! The lead protagonist is half Korean-American and the author is Korean-American. The actress playing the character is Vietnamese-American with supporting sibling characters of Han Chinese descent and another thatโ€™s Canadian. Iโ€™ve noticed Asian casting tends to be racially ambiguous and question if this complete disregard is offensive. Iโ€™m not of Asian descent so I cannot fairly answer that one, so I did some research. One argument implies the representation of minorities in media alone should suffice, in whatever capacity. Another view in the issue argues that racial ambiguity reinforces cross-race misidentification. Perhaps my recent reads have lead me to be more aware of these issues. Am I reading too much into this? Is it too much to ask that movies maintain literary integrity? I still plan to read the series and follow up with watching the movies, but it will definitely be with one brow raised.
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๐Ÿ“š Thoughts? ๐Ÿ“š
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๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo, Kat
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