Joe Huang interviews filmmaker Steven J. Kung about his film A LDEADING MAN at the 2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas.
ABOUT THE FILM
When a young and talented Chinese American actor is fired from a starring role on a television show, he attempts to salvage his career by entering into a romantic relationship with a successful casting director.
Everyone is happy for rising actor GUOQIAO (GQ) — the network, his mother, his best friend — everyone except GQ himself. He's stuck playing an oﬀensive stereotype on a television sitcom, and the day he decides to speak up for himself on set, the executive producer fires him. Struggling to pick up the pieces, he starts dating A-list casting director RACHEL. Love and work are intertwined as he gives her sex; she gives him auditions.