Every year, two dozen women compete for the crown of Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, one of the oldest and best known ethnic pageants in the world.
“Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown” uncovers the intimate stories of two
young women who vie for the title Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, while
they struggle to navigate two cultures with conflicting values. Thrown into the mix is a Miss Chinatown imposter, the brash and outrageous Kristina Wong. The crown
is a link to the past, while their lives are a sign of the times. As the
spectacle unfolds onstage, so does the drama of their lives – there are
no pat beauty pageant answers to the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking real life struggles with love, family,
culture, and life as a modern woman.
A rare intimate look at Asian American life as a modern woman, tackling
such issues as identity, body image, family dynamics and
interracial dating, "Yours Truly, Miss Chinatown" has screened at Film Festivals across the
country and overseas, garnering enthusiastic reviews and awards. IDA review