Alice Wu

director, “The Half of It”

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The new Netflix movie “The Half of It” is a modern-day “Cyrano de Bergerac” — a romance by proxy but with a few twists.   
  Leah Lewis plays Ellie Chu, a bookish high school senior…

Alice Wu on her LGBTQ film ‘The Half of It,’ and why she took a break from Hollywood

The new Netflix movie “The Half of It” is a modern-day “Cyrano de Bergerac” — a romance by proxy but with a few twists.  Leah Lewis plays Ellie Chu, a bookish high school senior…

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The new Netflix movie “The Half of It” is about 17-year-old Ellie Chu, an introvert who makes money by writing essays for people.

‘The Half of It’ is based on director Alice Wu’s experiences as an Asian-American lesbian

The new Netflix movie “The Half of It” is about 17-year-old Ellie Chu, an introvert who makes money by writing essays for people.

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