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Casting Call and Racial Ambiguity

Posted by litdaily on August 20, 2010

Janina Gavankar, actress of Indian Dutch descent, channels her racial ambiguity to get roles playing diverse ethnicities including the Latina Papi in The L Word. The debate between open casting and ethnic-specific casting raises questions about the meaning of Asian American racial identity and what it means to pass for another racial group…more>>

The debate between open casting and ethnic-specific casting is important but not new. One of the most visible eruptions of this debate was the controversy surrounding the casting of New York theater production of Miss Saigon in 1990, when Asian Americans protested the casting of Jonathan Pryce, a Welsh-born white actor, to play an Asian character…more>>

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