I'm curious, do straight Asian men feel any kind of way about the increase in Asian men representation being overwhelmingly queer.

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Gay South Asian male. Can you just please let us have this? Most queer representation over the past 15 years has been white. I don’t know why your masculinity would feel threatened by this. I promise no one is just looking at an Asian guy and being, “oh, he is Asian, must be gay.”

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OP, if you watch a lot of media, you’d know that historically, Asian men were seen as non-sexual and Asian women were hypersexualized.

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There’s also an increase in straight Asian men representation. Simu Liu, Henry Golding, jimmy yang, etc

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Then what is your point, OP? Did you want to point out that a random movie has three gay Asians and it somehow should be a call to arms for people?

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I have to disagree. Fire Island is a movie that the vast majority of people will never see. I also have no idea who Joel and Conrad are. And who is Bryan Washington?

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Because your comment was ignorant at best.

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There was 1 movie with a gay asian male representation — and that’s overwhelming queer? Bro.

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L am an Asian gay man and I don't think there's any kind at overrepresentation. Ifanything, there's an underrepresentation of Asian gay men in the Media.

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Like everyone else that’s commented, I disagree with the premise of the question and the way it’s posed. As an Asian female with healthy crushes on many Asian male actors, I don’t think the representation is overwhelmingly queer. Just Google hot Asian actor lists. And if you include k dramas and foreign films/tv, it’s even smaller representation by queer men.

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Yes, I just watched Fire Island. But Joel, Conrad and Bowen have been booked and busy. I also recently read Memorial by Bryan Washington.

So maybe I'm consuming a lot of Asian queer content.

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You asked if I'm concerned about being gay, so you definitely didn't read the other comments.

I really should have known better than to ask a real question on fishbowl. 🙄

I watch a lot of TV. Watching fire Island, I was thinking of how many things I've seen Conrad Ricamora in, and how many things I've seen Joel Kim Booster in. Then I was thinking its kind of cool how much visibility gay Asian men have been getting. In addition to the people I've named, there's Nico Santos who is in Super Store, and Vicent Rodriguez who got to play the straight lead in Crazy ex girlfriend. The list is longer than you might be thinking.

It might be because I spend more time watching TV, than movies (TV shows last longer), but I then thought hmmm the queer Asian men may actually be getting more representation than straight asian. That's interesting. And I wondered is there a dialogue happening about that? I wondered how it compares to some of the conversations that happen in black spaces. Particularly in light of the history of Asian men being portrayed as less desirable.

And so I asked a question in a bowl that should contain highly educated Asian men. Attorneys, yah know.

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@MP1 what firm you in charge of? Id like to know so, as a non-black POC, I can avoid it.

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Honestly haven't noticed that that's the case. I'm just happy to see more, truthful representation in American media. Being shown as real people is great.

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