Excitement Grows for Asian-American Literature on the Big Screen

This Thursday’s release of Crazy Rich Asians is making waves as it topped the first-day box office pulling in $3.76M. Suddenly audiences are clamoring for more media surrounding minorities, romance and new ways to tell a love story. Entertainment Weekly published an article this week recommending 15 other novels that feature the same tone.

One of these was The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, which was recently acquired by Pilgrim Media Group to be adapted into a feature film. The book follows a young woman on the autism spectrum, a storyline close to home for Hoang who was diagnosed in 2016. Stella Lane has her whole life boiled down to a serious of math equations. When her parents insist that she starts her search for a husband, Stella comes at the problem the only way she knows how: by enlisting the help of an expert. Enter Michael Phan, an escort who has agreed to show her the ropes. But soon she learns to crave the way he makes her feel and she learns that love is the best kind of logic…

The Kiss Quotient promises to transcend boundaries both of race and ability when it arrives in theaters.

Read the EW Article