A few years ago, porn-seeking perverts with colonialist ambitions began
stumbling onto the wrong mail-order bride website. Presenting itself as a
"source for meeting a nice, subservient Asian bride,"
proceeded to break down sexual politics, racial
stereotypes, and power structure via pictures of ass-kicking females
above testimonials such as, "I'm learning so much about the Asian
culture ever since you mailed me, Janice. Did you know it is customary
for the man to cook, clean, and sleep on the living room couch?" After
130,000 hits and a slew of angry emails, Kristina Wong was being
summoned for interviews and speaking requests all over the country.
This Thursday at 8 p.m., meet the self-professed "cultural jammer" for her fourth full-length solo comedy show, Going Green the Wong Way
, a collaboration with Paul Tei of Miami's irreverent drama company Mad Cat Theatre
. Cultist spoke to the satirical comedienne about why going green is goth, how vegetable oil cars can backfire (literally), and whether Miami is anything like that souless L.A. More »