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'Crazy Rich Asians' Sparks Cultural Moment And Calls For More Diversity In Hollywood22:30
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Actors Michelle Yeoh, left, Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Awkwafina and Constance Wu participate in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Crazy Rich Asians" at AOL Studios on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Actors Michelle Yeoh, left, Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Awkwafina and Constance Wu participate in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Crazy Rich Asians" at AOL Studios on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The new movie "Crazy Rich Asians" is smashing stereotypes in Hollywood. It's a romantic comedy, which topped the box office in its opening weekend. It's also the first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast since the "Joy Luck Club" came out — all the way back in 1993.

"Crazy Rich Asians" is the story of a young, Asian-American woman who travels with her boyfriend to his best friend's wedding in Singapore, where she also meets his family — who, she finds out, is extremely well-off.

Guests

Karen Young, Boston artist-in-residence and founding director of The Genki Spark.

Gish Jen, author of several books, including "Typical American" and "The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap."

Michael Tow, actor and producer with Tow Arboleda Films.

This segment aired on August 23, 2018.

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