Hello friends and readers!
I’ve shared this on Twitter but I thought I’d share this here as well as I know many of you don’t use Twitter. I was invited to be a guest on the Downlow.d Podcast, which is a deep dive audio documentary series that explores the morally complicated, occasionally inspiring and often forgotten oral histories of the internet. Thanks to its host Joe Scott for inviting me to talk about about Turning Red, which in case you missed my review, I absolutely adore!
I really enjoyed our conversation with Joe about how I feel about Turning Red and what its Asian representation mean to me. We also discussed the controversies surrounding it, including the viral review by Cinema Blend’s Sean O’Connell that got pulled offline after critics and fans alike criticized it for being racist and sexist. Even cast members of the Pixar movie commented reacted to it, as you can read on this article. At the end of our chat, we also rank our current top 3 Pixar movies.
It’s such an honor to be a guest alongside Erica Milsom who directed the Making Of documentary of Turning Red. I just saw it this weekend and it’s so wonderful to see the background stories of director Domee Shi and the entire Turning Red team. The female camaraderie and sheer creativity behind the movie is so inspiring and delightful to watch. The documentary is available to stream on DisneyPlus. I highly recommend it and it’s less than an hour long.
Here’s the trailer:
What did YOU think of Turning Red? Also, what’s YOUR top 3 Pixar movies?