DVD: Angry Little Asian Girl 5 Angry Episodes
The animated shorts that started the Angry Little Girls / Angry Little Asian Girl enterprise...
When it comes to animation, Lee is a minimalist, using simple Magic Marker drawings, but boy does she have plenty to say. Her diminutive grade-school-age heroine unleashes a torrent of foul language whenever she's offended-and this happens a lot-by any behavior that strikes her as racist or discriminatory (or male chauvinist). Her unleashed rage is at once hilarious-so much tough talk from such a little girl-and therapeutic: The treatment she rightly objects to deserves the liberating blowtorch she gives it. Lee leaves you suspecting that Lee's feisty heroine is saying out loud what a lot of Asian americans, young and old, male and female, are often feeling but not saying.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, April 30, 1998
Lela Lee's "Angry Little Asian Girl" -a collection of shorts that views like a marker drawn slide-show in which the grade-school heroine tackles racism, gender issues, and stereotype with a blue tongue. Imagine South Park and the musings of Margaret Cho, and you'll get the picture.
Ernest Harding, LA Weekly, April 1998
The First Day of School
Saturday at the Park
Lunch with Sally