Episode 158: ‘Mulan’ with Nancy Wang Yuen

Episode 158

11th September 2020

Sociologist and author of ‘Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism,’ Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, joins the crew to discuss the new Disney live-action remake, ‘Mulan.’

Episode notes


This week we are discussing the highly controversial Disney live-action remake, Mulan. And we are joined by a woman whose first-ever film review was for this very movie; sociologist and author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism, Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen. We talk with her about the controversy behind the new film as well as how it stacks up to the original animated version. Plus, we answer a question from the ‘Who Shotline’ about movies that explore truth and reality. And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

In news, the Academy makes some changes to their requirements for ‘Best Picture’ eligibility.

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Staff Picks:
Ify – The One
Drea – Ip Man
Alonso – Yentl
Nancy – Roman Holiday

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Nancy Wang Yuen.

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  • Nancy Wang Yuen

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