|Feel free...to hate on me.|
Seen in: Akira's Hip Hop Shop (2007)
Portrayed by: Emayatzy Corinealdi
Role: Love interest, aspiring career woman
Verdict: Pass, with flying colors
Props to the whole team from Akira's Hip Hop Shop, actually. We have a dark chocolate actress cast in a lead. She has a love interest. He's Asian, which breaks from the tired, often not-well-done BW/WM pairing. And even better, the Asian in question is the smoking hot James Kyson Lee. The way they relate to each other is healthy and mutually respectful. Other than the fact this was a short film, there's pretty much nothing to complain about (aside for the tired can-these-two-different-races-make-it-work-trope).
Not to mention, they have a love scene. Finally, a sensuous Blasian love scene often denied viewers.