The Fairy Princess has noticed a lot of AAPI ‘Winning” going on – much beyond, of course, the King, Keanu Reeves.

First off, on “The Broadway” attention must be paid to – no, NOT the TONY Winners, they have enough attention…the little show who was parodied but never mentioned, BE MORE CHILL by Joe Iconis.

Why, you ask?

Because in a show that is about – NOT a brothel, harem, warin a show with NARY a hoop skirt or scantily clad bikini to be found – in a show about HIGH SCHOOL in AMERICA – they had NOT one, not TWO, not THREE, but FOUR AAPI ACTORS ON AS PRINCIPALS in ONE NIGHT!

This is so remarkable that “Michael In The Bathroom“, George Salazar – who is, of course, one of those AAPIs – tweeted it out so that attention could be paid – and THANK YOU George, for doing so.

Please enjoy the song that was parodied on the TONYS – MICHAEL IN THE BATHROOM – and please BUY A TICKET TO THE SHOW!

Here’s why – when shows do not win TONY Awards…they close.

Because Broadway Math is hideous.

Because Broadway Theater Owners want to be reassured that they will continue to ‘make that nut’- and that is what a TONY Award tells them.

Because Broadway is just too damn competitive.

Has absolutely nothing to do with how good a show is or how many people it touches or how great the Cast is.

Not saying anything about BE MORE CHiLL’s box office at all- that is just Broadway and how it works.

The question is SHOULD a show that is this NON WORRIED about FOUR AAPI LEADS going on in one night – in a show that is not a ‘traditional’ AAPI musical – SHOULD that show not be supported by AAPIs?

It should. In droves.

Buy a damn ticket. Right HERE.

Because if it happened once, it will happen again – and don’t you want to take your teenager to see a show where they see themselves? Where the thought is – hey – this should be a commonplace thing, no biggie – but it has NEVER happened in TFP’s memory.


In a show that is not about SPECIFICALLY AAPI stories, this has NEVER happened.




(And don’t @ me with “Hamilton…” – that is a tour.

It is super great that it is happening on tour – but this is Broadway. Without any dissing intended- four AAPI leads has not happened in that particular show as it plays Broadway – though they have 2 AAPIs as Hamilton alternates (Eddy Lee, Marc de la Cruz– who also alternates for King George) dancers, etc.

HAMILTON is great. HAMILTON is genius.

HAMILTON did not replace an AAPI lead that had a TONY Nomination with another AAPI person, although on the tours – they have had AAPIs. That is not blowing things out of proportion or doing anything other than stating facts.

TFP loves HAMILTON. She is just stating facts.)


Anyway, ALL HAIL BE MORE CHILL – long may it run!

ALSO super cool – in the U.K., across the pond, there is PROGRESS because the FIRST PLAY about British Vietnamese people has made it to the stage!


Tickets HERE

Full production!

Cast is 100% People of Color!

60% Vietnamese!

Here is the trailer:

If TFP was in London, she would go see it.

GO SEE IT – It opens June 19th!

Congrats To Eugene Lee Yang from The Try Guys from Buzzfeed, who, during PRIDE Month has ‘come out’- and as it turns out, is quite the dancer.

Also – Jeremy Lin is the First Asian American to win an NBA Title – that must be a sportsball thing, but it is cool as hell – especially when he wears the Sandra Oh quote shirt that supports East West Players, so yeah for Sportsball!

Speaking of Sandra Oh – her show, KILLING EVE on BBC America had the highest ratings of any show on the network for it’s second season, so YAY!

Likely there will be a third and OH… speaking of a third season….

So the phenomenal show WARRIOR which is showing on CINEMAX here in the USA, and has just been released in the U.K. – was renewed for a second season, which is shot.

However they have NOT been picked up for a third season…yet!

Which has TFP like…what is going ON? Makes her head wanna go…

Which is important because it is a vision into the humanity of AAPIs in America. It is about the price that was paid, by our forefathers and mothers to get to a place where they had a chance to change their destiny.

If America is a country of immigrants, and it IS – then “our” story, or at least a reasonable facsimile of an aspect of it, needs to be told. Understanding and tolerance comes from acknowledging that we have all struggled to get to the United States – and along the way – we have all faced bigotry, we have all faced poverty, crime, but our people came ANYWAY.

It comes originally from the mind of Bruce Lee, and has been brought to you by his daughter, Shannon. It is everything we would like to see about our true arrivals, our first arrivals to this country.

She is asking y’all to watch WARRIOR in whatever form it is available to you – not JUST because it is about the beginning of AAPI America – but because it shows us sexy, virile AAPIs who are fighting back against the power structure – and who knows, if they had won – the whole world might be different, no?

And then she is asking you to TWEET @Cinemax to ask them to give WARRIOR a third season, come on Folks – you know the drill. #WarriorMaxS3 or whatever, maybe that is not catchy enough – but…you get the idea, yes? Let them know you watch the show and you want more of these stories.

In between watching ALMOST BE MY MAYBE on repeat, on NETFLIX, you have time to send a tweet or an Instagram.

If you want to see yourself you have to show up – buy a ticket to an AAPI Film Festival– the ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL – aka AAIFF is happening in NYC JULY 25th – August 3rd – BUY SOME TICKETS!

Here is just a sample of the outstanding work that you will be seeing:

This is SONG LANG, which will premiere in NYC on July 7th – it has already won 22 International Awards and will play at Lincoln Center! Directed by Leon Le, it looks phenomenal. Congrats Leon!

Which concludes TFP‘s shilling for projects she is not associated with, but thinks you should be aware of.

Remember – it is not enough to smile softly when you see something good happen – you have to support the people and programs that helped put that smile on your face.

TFP out.