Bai Ling in Playboy, but not Star Wars

May 6, 2005

Star Wars creator George Lucas says Bai's scene was cut from the movie a year ago, long before her Playboy shoot. I'm not sure how much more revealing her Playboy spread can be; in almost almost every photo I've seen of her, she's got cleavage hanging out everywhere.

She's the current Asian "dragon lady" for Hollywood, and I guess she was hoping for a career bump from Playboy, but it apparently The Force was not with her.


Harry Mok

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Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.



oh leave bai ling alone.. she is just making a name for her self. she is brave, honest, daring and warm ..i am facee a reader and i can tell u this. she is saying please accept me i am chinese in america, i am just trying to blend in adapt to american culture..
she's just 'working an angle' like so many other 'starlets'. you really must stop thinking that some higher order of DNA or mental fortitude is more inherent in asians than any other group. equality means that along with equal opportunity for the good, there is equal opportunity for the bad. opportunism knows no border.
In general, there IS a genetically attributable superiority suggested both statistically and empirically for certain mental and cognitive tasks. Given, that would also include survival disadvantages in a number of other areas. Being too politically correct stifles honest discourse.
rohit, you haven proven the falsehood of your theory with the idiocy of that statement. it has been proven scientifically that humans, across the commonly defined racial groups, are much, much, much more similar than they are different. and the point I was making, beyond 'mental and cognitive tasks', is that it should come as no surprise that a chinese or vietnamese or indian or 'your ethnic group name here' actress or actor would seek to take advantage of publicity to further their career even if most people saw the particular action as less than noble. history does not bear out your theory rohit. and how, pray tell, would these allegedly superior mental and cognitive task skills lead to inherent 'survival disadvantages' in a number of other areas?