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Arts Eddie Huang Drops Trailer for His Directorial Debut, Boogie

Eddie Huang Drops Trailer for His Directorial Debut, Boogie

Boogie is Eddie Huang's directorial debut (photo: Focus Features)
Boogie is Eddie Huang's directorial debut (photo: Focus Features)
By Danica Lo
January 20, 2021
Author, chef, and restaurateur Eddie Huang directs his first feature-length film Boogie, which tells the story of an up-and-coming Asian-American basketball star

Eddie Huang, modern-day renaissance man, has done it all. A qualified lawyer who eschewed litigation to become a chef-restaurateur—Huang opened Baohaus in New York City in 2009—his 2013 memoir Fresh Off The Boat became the inspiration for a six-season sitcom by the same name on ABC, one of the biggest television networks in the States. Constance Wu played his mom.

This spring will see the release of Huang's directorial debut, Boogie, which tells the story of Alfred "Boogie" Chin, an up-and-coming high school basketball star from Queens, New York. The film stars Taylor Takahashi as Chin and Taylour Paige as Chin's love interest. 

Check out the brand new trailer, which just dropped this morning:


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Huang, who spent the bulk of last year in Taiwan, is also working on an animated series called Chinos with HBO Max. And while Huang's outspokenness, popularity, and success have positioned him as a trailblazer and pioneer in the media and entertainment industries, Huang says he wants his work to speak to a broad swathe of people and universal experiences.

"I've been very careful with everyone to not present it as an Asian American film," he told Entertainment Weekly about Boogie. "I am Asian American, that is what I represent. That's what I come from. But I'm very much into the intersection of all our experiences. And to me, this is an intersectional immigrant story. This is for all immigrants in America."


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