Girls On Film

Ep 156: Talking Asian representation, comedy and sex with the writers of Joy Ride

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In this episode of Girls On Film, Anna Smith is joined by the writers of the brilliant comedy Joy Ride; Teresa Hsiao and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong. Joy Ride stars Ashley Park as Audrey, an American-Asian lawyer on a work trip to China. She ends up on a crazy and emotional adventure with three friends, played by Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu and Stephanie Hsu. The film is directed by Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim. Teresa and Cherry speak to Anna about their dynamic writing together and creating female characters who are allowed to be raunchy and express themselves in a way not typically shown in comedy films. They also talk about Asian representation on screen, and what it’s like to write characters that relate to an underrepresented group. This interview was recorded before the actors joined the writers on strike, and is in partnership with Lionsgate. Joy Ride opens in UK cinemas on 4th August 2023. Vote for us in the Listeners' Choice Award here: Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Audio Producer: Emma Butt Assistant Producer: Eleanor Hardy House band: MX Tyrants This episode is in partnership with Lionsgate.