And our three day exploitation fest of the men of Crazy Rich Asians, out in theaters right now, comes to a close as it must with our leading man, our "Asian Bachelor" as Awkwafina so astutely calls his character in the film, Mr. Henry Golding. Wanna know one of the reasons why I agree with my friend Chris in his review of the film at The Film Experience that Michelle Yeoh deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance as his mother?
Because she somehow, insanely, manages to make this scene glimpsed in the trailer, which is all about the camera sexualizing her son as she dresses him, not creepy. I don't know how she did it - I was primed for a thick waft of incest to come pouring off the screen, but Yeoh sells "motherly concern" the whole damn time. Only a goddamn miracle of an actress could stare at those abs and not turn to the camera to hiss, "HE'S MINE!" An Oscar for Ms. Yeoh, please.