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Electus’ LOUD Targets Asian-Americans With Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

Electus’ LOUD Targets Asian-Americans With Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

Asian Americans watch more online video than other ethnicities and yet are mostly underserved in original content. Former NBC head and founder of studio Electus Ben Silverman is trying to change that with K-Town, a reality show about hard-partying denizens of Koreatown. K-Town has been in development for awhile. Executive produced by Tyrese Gibson, it was [...]

May 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture Comments Off on Electus’ LOUD Targets Asian-Americans With Korean ‘Jersey Shore’

10 Diverse Web Shows To Solve HBO’s ‘Girls’ Problem

10 Diverse Web Shows To Solve HBO’s ‘Girls’ Problem

Thanks NewsforTVMajors and Racialicious for linking. So HBO has a problem with Girls. Mainly, that a lot of smart people are really pissed the show is so white! And they’re right. I’ve refrained from writing extensively about this because (a) so many other people (links above!) are doing it well, (b) I think the show is smart, [...]

April 23, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 2

‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and the Need for Consequential Characters of Color

‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Hunger Games,’ and the Need for Consequential Characters of Color

Thanks to Racialicious for linking. It was a blockbuster weekend if there ever was one. The Hunger Games shattered theatrical record after record, all the more admirable for what is essentially a feminist blockbuster — broad, violent and just as stirring other top earners Harry Potter and The Dark Night (blockbusters are so dark these days, aren’t they?). [...]

March 26, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture 3

Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

UPDATE: As Logo makes a sharp shift away from gay programming, producers of gay shows have lost a buyer but gained a more eager audience online. UPDATE 10/1/2012: DTLA is headed to Logo. Two years ago I mourned the death of the “gay show.” In the early-mid 2000s cable networks boasted scripted shows with all-gay leads — Queer [...]

February 2, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture Comments Off on Can We Kickstart Gay Programming?

Outsiders After Viral Video

Outsiders After Viral Video

Originally posted at Hacktivision If YouTube’s massive overhaul – many years in the making – revealed anything, it was our deep investments in the transformative potential of web video. Many observers have criticized the company’s move as selling out, a way to streamline the site’s chaos for the benefit of advertisers. (What else is a [...]

January 27, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Culture Comments Off on Outsiders After Viral Video