Nostalgia and the dark realities it forgets, rewritten with an all-Asian cast

Amplifying the high-glamor, high-camp aesthetics that differentiate the past from the present, the reflections we cast on bygone eras depict a simpler time where style and poise were inherent. But when does romanticizing the past begin to blur its harsh realities?

For image-makers across film, TV and advertising, the visual appeal of this stylized brand of kitsch is undeniable. Yet, the speed at which content is produced and circulated in today’s landscape threatens a loss of context for younger generations – capturing a past without the prejudices and political conservatism that plagued these “golden eras”.…read more at


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