LA Times Spotlights 'Playa' Jimmy Tsai

September 3, 2008

The Taiwanese American, UC Berkeley grad from Houston talks a bit on how the character of Christopher "C-Dub" Wang evolved from a character in a series of online shorts to the protagonist of a feature length comedy that seems to be picking up a lot of buzz. Could "Ping Pong Playa" be the next great indie hit? Like "Blair Witch Project" without the nausea, "Juno" without the teen pregnancy, or "Napoleon Dynamite" with a point?

Good luck to Tsai, Yu, and the rest of the "Playa" team. Here's hoping that great ticket sales this weekend lead to a wider release.

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Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.