The Depression of the Yappie (‘Escape From Plan A’ Ep. 39)

Jess, Mark, and Teen armchair-diagnose Wong Fu Production's new YouTube series, "Yappie".

2 years ago

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Jess, Mark, and Teen share their impressions of Wong Fu Production’s new YouTube series “Yappie.” The series explores the inner life of a well-to-do Asian American man in Southern California, and the cheery surface, there is an unmistakable undertone of the modern ennui and loneliness that pervades society. A somewhat more serious talk about depression and anxiety.

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The following are edited excerpts from “The Depression of the Yappie,” the 39th episode of Plan A’s podcast, Escape From Plan A.

Let’s just say that [Phil Wang’s character] Andrew is fighting depression. I think he’s fighting depression.

— Teen

I like it the more I think about it… It’s sad that throughout the show Andrew is very isolated…even in groups he’s always pretty alone…except when he’s around his girlfriend. I have a problem with the construction of a type of masculinity that depends on femininity for its full expression.

— Jess

I will give WongFu a little credit that I don’t think that for the most part they are making things for a white audience even if they do have a large white audience. I’ll give them credit that I think they’ve always sorta targeted Asians and Asian America, so I’ll give them credit for that.

— Mark



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Published 2 years ago