Meghan Markle these days took goal at Hollywood for merchandising ‘Asian stereotypes’ as she criticised Mike Myers’ Austin Powers and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill for ‘caricaturing’ Asian girls ‘as over sexualised or aggressive’ in her first Archetypes podcast after a four-week spoil following the Queen’s death.
In a new episode exploring the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype with journalist Lisa Ling and comic Margaret Cho, the Duchess of Sussex - a former actress in the prison drama Suits - known as out the two 20-year-old films ‘presenting caricatures of female of Asian descent’.
The 2002 Austin Powers movie Goldmember aspects Japanese female Fook Mi, portrayed with the aid of Diane Mizota, and Fook Yu, performed via Carrie Ann Inaba. The characters have been criticised for ’sexually tokenising’ Asian women, and at one stage Powers - a comedy undercover agent who is portrayed as constantly on the hunt for sexual conquests - is viewed with a listing studying ‘threesome with Japanese twins’.
Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 cult hit Kill Bill sees Lucy Liu famous person as the murderously violent Yakuza chief O-Ren Ishii. The persona used to be described through author India Roby as a stereotypical Dragon Lady who ‘uses her sexuality as a effective device of manipulation, however regularly is emotionally and sexually bloodless and threatens masculinity’.