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This is what it means to be a South Asian woman onscreen, you remain the punchline, the afterthought, the add-on, or the barely-explored B story. When I forward this argument online or in conversation, there are inevitably two responses: well, this is the only way to sell a script in white Hollywood, some say. finished its second season and we’re still seeing white women front and center.
If all it took was one white woman to sell the script, we’re well past that now.
I chose to stop dating white men for the same reason.
Where I personally felt more protected in a relationship with a partner of the same ethnicity, she felt trapped.
I asked writer and performer Neil Sharma, co-director of the comedy group “I think that excuse is kinda dumb,” Sharma said.