I’ve never said so many “chlamydia” so many times during a press conference.

In this different, BONUS episode of Problematic Fave, we bring you into the world of press conferences!

I had the opportunity to moderate the press conference for the forthcoming comedy Joy Ride directed by Adele Lim and written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong & Teresa Hsiao. They were joined at the official press conference by the movie’s stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wu as well as the “sexy boys” Chris Pang, Rohain Arora, and Alexander Hodge.

This doesn’t follow the regular Problematic Fave pod format as it is a press conference, obvi — and it is a good ass time. The filmmakers and the cast have an unfiltered and also heartfelt conversation about the movie which explores self-discovery, friends and family — and there’s a lot of talk about chlamydia. Also, at one point, I think Sherry Cola says that Confucius was a top.


Problematic Fave is presented by DIASPORA and is created, hosted and produced by Dino-Ray Ramos. The series is also produced by Sanjay Sharma of Marginal MediaWorks and edited by Brian Aguilar.

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