The Problem With ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

Coming off the win that is Crazy Rich Asians, a movie produced by Hollywood that depicts contemporary Asian Americans in a positive light; I was thrilled to add icing on that proverbial cake with To All the Boys I’ve Love Before, based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han. Before doing so I came across a bunch of negative reviews slamming the film with points like: ‘poor casting decisions,’ ‘failure of racial inclusion,’ and ‘only white males as preferred mate or boyfriend’ sprawled across forums and sites from here to the end of time itself. Whoa. It did not…