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    I Can't Stop Laughing At The Opening Scene From The New Trailer For "Joy Ride," And I'm Not The Only One Who Feels Seen By It

    "I need to know nothing else about this movie. I'll see it on that alone."

    This week, the trailer for Joy Ride — a new raunchy movie starring Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu as well as Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, and Sabrina Wu — dropped at South by Southwest. Directed by Adele Lim, the film follows four Asian American friends as they travel through Asia in search of one of their biological mothers. And one particular clip from the trailer has been going viral online.

    Sabrina Wu, Sherry Cola, Ashley Park, and Stephanie Hsu at SXSW

    Two of the four friends, Audrey (Park) and Lolo (Cola), are childhood best friends who grew up in a small, white town. The viral scene in question shows the two meeting in a park when Audrey's parents — a white couple who adopted her as a baby — approach Lolo's parents for the girls to play together.

    Trailer scene wherein Audrey's parents ask Lolo's parents if they're new to town

    After her parents tell her to say hi, Audrey asks Lolo if she wants to go play on the slide, and the girls run off to the playground together.

    Trailer scene wherein Audrey's parents ask Lolo's parents if their daughter wants to play with Audrey

    Unfortunately, as they get there, a little racist boy appears to gatekeep the slide and call them a slur.

    Trailer scene wherein a boy at the park tells Audrey and Lolo the slide is "off limits to ching chongs," to which Lolo responds, "F you"

    And then Lolo does something I can only describe as inner child healing: She punches the kid in the face, prompting Audrey to ask her, "You want to be best friends?"

    Lolo punches the boy

    Just for good measure, the scene shows the boy running off crying while clutching his face before accidentally getting kicked by another kid on a swing.

    The boy gets kicked by another kid on the swing

    While the entire trailer is hilarious (it's got Bop It, Cardi B, and K-pop references), many people are calling out this scene in particular. From Twitter...

    Twitter: @irrellievancy

    @angryasianman @e1n GOD the feeling of not belonging to either american culture and home culture is something Ive always struggled with. And the ching chong comment from kids LMAO. Story of my life

    Twitter: @Pattykrabbies

    @angryasianman @adeleBlim @JoyRideMovie The first scene in the trailer ☠️☠️🤣🤣!! Can’t wait for this movie!

    Twitter: @meaai TikTok, where creators have shared the clip, to the excitement of other TikTok users.

    TikTok comments expressing catharsis, satisfaction, and relatability to the trailer scene

    Personally, I'm obsessed. As someone who also moved to a white town and was called "chink" (and, on occasion, "chink bitch," lest we forget intersectionality) by other kids, I found it so relatable and vindicating to see little Lolo curse at and clock that kid in the face — especially when so much anti-Asian bullying is normalized.

    This one boy would call me a "chink" day after day on the bus ride home, and no one — including the bus driver — would ever say a word. When I reported it to my vice principal — who, I believe, was actually the only Asian staff member at the school — her face instantly dropped. She asked me for the kid's name, and I never heard anything from him again. 

    Beyond this scene, many people are excited about the Asian women–led movie for dimensionalizing female Asian characters and representing transracial adoptees in a heartfelt and hilarious story.

    Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Sabrina Wu, Josh Fagan, Sherry Cola, Seth Rogen, Adele Lim, Ashley Park, James Weaver, Stephanie Hsu, and Teresa Hsiao attend the world premiere of Joy Ride

    You can catch the entire trailer for Joy Ride, in theaters July 7, below — and let me know what you think in the comments!

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