Is there a more acceptable type of an Asian leading man? And is that type half-white? The Sun Is Also A Star, whose movie trailer was just released , is a blockbuster YA love story about two teenagers—a Jamaican American girl named Natasha Kingsley and a Korean American boy named Daniel Bae—who happen to meet just as her immigration status is in jeopardy. But despite their differences, they are drawn to each other and they have to race against time to make their budding relationship work.
Your reaction was probably one of disbelief. You may have rolled your eyes, or maybe even squinted at the screen. Ah, yes, there it is. Black has somehow encompassed everything. No stammering or questioning or wondering.
Certainly, the new standard of beauty has changed over the years. Large, double-lidded eyes, small sharp nose, narrow face, tall figure, and white skin—these Western qualities make Asians sigh and admire. There is a long list of mixed race celebrities, actors, models, and beauty titlists in many parts of Asia.