Friday, April 18, 2014

Celebrating Ten Years of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle: Asian-America’s Citizen Kane

Kumar (Kal Penn) & Harold (John Cho)

No, I am not saying Asian people think Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle is the greatest movie of all time. But when it was released in 2004, it was a defining moment in our history: it was the first time a major American movie studio released a film starring two Asian males in theaters. I remember anticipating its release for months and watching it with my friends opening weekend. Before that, I had never even seen a stoner movie before. I saw it for two reasons: 1) it looked funny from the commercials and 2) to support the cause.