Phone it the Woody Allen Impact. If the venerable manager scandalously left Mia Farrow on her used child, Southern Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn — 35 years their junior — he might as well have actually sent a news release: Asian-girl fantasy trumps that of Hollywood royalty!
Maybe perhaps perhaps Not couple of years once they tied the knot, news baron Rupert Murdoch moved down the aisle with fresh-faced Wendi Deng — 17 days after finalizing their divorce or separation from their 2nd spouse. Then, CBS mind Leslie Moonves wed television news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age 3rd spouse Alice Kim; billionaire George Soros combined up with violinist Jennifer Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen. Include the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to fourth spouse Angela Chao in addition to pending vows between endeavor capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, so we’ve got a wondering ripple that is cultural.
Had been these tycoons consciously courting Asian babes? Do any one of them be eligible for a the unnerving “yellow temperature” or “rice king” moniker? It is unsavory to imagine therefore. But after two or three failed efforts at domestic bliss with ladies of like history and age, these hitters that are heavy down different things. One thing that they had most likely fetishized.
Go into the doll-faced Asian sylph in the arm of the silver-haired suit that is western. (Hello, mail-order bride!) The excruciating colonial stereotypes — Asian ladies as submissive, domestic, hypersexual — are demonstrably absolutely nothing brand brand new. Read more