|"He speaks so well!" - Sulu as Asian anti-stereotype
||[May. 31st, 2009|02:56 am]
Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
When I watched Star Trek, my initial Enterprise crush was on Sulu. It's not just because he had that compact physique I was so fond of, but also because . . .
And while I think it could be argued that Sulu is completely whitewashed, there's something about the character - or George Takei's acting - that makes me feel like something about Sulu being Asian is incredibly wonderful and unique - something that enhances the character in a real way. I wish I could put my finger on it, though. Any ideas?
- an Asian man had a way of speaking that made everything he said sound like poetry
- the voice of that same Asian man conveyed sensual masculinity
- I mean, seriously, George Takei is like . . . the Asian Barry White
- no stereotypical "Engrish" coming out of his mouth
- nothing he did was an "ancient Chinese secret"
- said, "Don't call me Tiny" after he laid the smack-down!
(OT: Much love to Jet Li - one of my favorite outta wedlock baby daddies)