Home Film TAKE OUT GIRL by Indigenous Director HISONNI JOHNSON starring HEDY WONG, SKI CARR, LYNNA YEE, J. TEDDY GARCES, LORIN LY, DIJON TALTON, $TUPID YOUNG

TAKE OUT GIRL by Indigenous Director HISONNI JOHNSON starring HEDY WONG, SKI CARR, LYNNA YEE, J. TEDDY GARCES, LORIN LY, DIJON TALTON, $TUPID YOUNG

by Talia M.
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Actress/Co-Writer HEDY WONG (“Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” Chinatown Squad) and Indigenous Director/Co-Writer HISONNI JOHNSON (short “Red Hood It,” “Grayson: Earth One”) choose to amplify their AAPI/Indigenous voices by focusing on commonalities in their upbringing.  They came together on this project to show how their shared familial bonds, poverty, and the lack of upward economic mobility, led to crime in their minority communities.

The film stars HEDY WONG (“Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” Chinatown Squad), SKI CARR (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Blue Bloods”), LYNNA YEE (“Fresh Off the Boat”), J. TEDDY GARCES (“Days of Our Lives,” “Zane’s the Jump Off”), LORIN LY (Raskal Love, “One Day”), DIJON TALTON (“Glee,” “How to Get Away with Murder”) and a cameo by rapper $TUPID YOUNG.

Hisonni Johnson & Hedy Wong statement: While developing Take Out Girl, Hedy and I focused on our commonalities. We concentrated on our familial bonds, poverty, and the lack of upward economic mobility, leading to criminality in minority communities. We put everything we had into crafting a universally relatable story without sacrificing the color of its roots, which is why we’ve maintained the Asian-American voice, experience, and authenticity. In turbulent political times such as now, Take Out Girl manages to demystify the narrative of “the other” and the divisive myth of “the model minority,” which mainstream media has historically utilized to pit minorities against one another. We hope that Take Out Girl makes a positive contribution to America’s social climate by provoking healthy conversations regarding this country’s varying cultural fabrics and our shared struggles. We truly believe that diversity is a source for strength, not division.

1091 Pictures will release TAKE OUT GIRL on VOD and Digital on May 18, 2021.


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