Kentucky Fried Movie Has a Pretty Woke Joke About Whitewashing

Agneta Marie-Anne Eckemyr and Evan C. Kim. United Film Distribution Company Credit: United Film Distribution Company

In recent years, Hollywood films have come under fire for their habit of casting white people as Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and people of other groups who have historically been underrepresented in Hollywood.

But today’s audiences weren’t the first to call out the practice of whitewashing — A Fistful of Yen includes a pretty terrific joke in which Swedish model-actress Agneta Marie-Anne Eckemyr plays a character named Ming-Chow.

The blatant miscasting is never addressed, in keeping with the ZAZ tradition.

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