Asian-black romance in Akira’s Hip Hop Shop

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

After all the ugliness of last week’s AsianWeek flap, how about some positivity for a change?

This new indie film, Akira’s Hip Hop Shop, looks pretty interesting. It’s about the relationship between an Asian-American man (played by James Kyson Lee from NBC’s “Heroes” – whut whut!) and an African-American woman (played by Emayatzy Cornealdi). It’s directed by Joe Doughrity. Thanks very much to Kim for the tip!