Phone it the Woody Allen Impact. If the venerable manager scandalously left Mia Farrow for her used child, South Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn — 35 years their junior — he may because well have actually sent a pr release: Asian-girl fantasy trumps that of Hollywood royalty!
Maybe perhaps Not couple of years when they tied the knot, news baron Rupert Murdoch strolled along the aisle with fresh-faced Wendi Deng — 17 days after finalizing their breakup from their 2nd spouse. Then, CBS mind Leslie Moonves wed television news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age wife that is third Kim; billionaire George Soros combined up with violinist Jennifer Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen. Include the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to 4th spouse Angela Chao together with pending vows between venture capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, therefore we've got an interested social ripple.
Had been these tycoons consciously courting Asian babes?
Do some of them be eligible for a the unnerving "yellow temperature" or "rice king" moniker? It really is unsavory to believe therefore. But after two or three failed attempts at domestic bliss with ladies of like back ground and age, these hitters that are heavy down something different. One thing that they had most likely fetishized.
Enter the doll-faced Asian sylph regarding the supply of the silver-haired Western suit. (Hello, mail-order bride! ) The excruciating colonial stereotypes — Asian females as submissive, domestic, hypersexual — are demonstrably absolutely nothing brand new. But years after the global world of Suzie Wong hit drive-ins and much more than twenty years since David Bowie's "Asia woman" topped the songs maps, what makes we nevertheless indulging them?
Simply because they're omnipresent — and frequently entertaining. Nevertheless, what number of greats that are cinematic literary most useful sellers, and even cell-phone adverts (see Motorola's latest) characterize Asian ladies as one thing other than geishas, ninjas, or dragon ladies?