M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T
The continued proliferation of stereotypical Asian characters in mainstream
media has not only frustrated Asian American artists, it has given the
general public a narrow view of the Asian American experience. Many Asian
American filmmakers have responded with films that contemplate social
issues or history, while others have patterned films after popular trends
in mainstream cinema in an attempt to gain acceptance.
Charlotte Sometimes takes a different approach, brushing aside political
agenda and revealing without compromise the brutally silent manner in
which four young Asian Americans deal with relationships and sex. The
subjects of Asia and Asian eroticism have long been a source of intrigue
for non-Asian filmmakers in Hollywood. The time has come for a filmmaker
and a film that can tap into this fascination, and yet inject a brash,
ultra-realist perspective of sex and Asian-ness onto the screen.