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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.

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