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Despite this, the couple, who met in 1957, remained together for more than two years.In 1959, a plane Valens traveled in, along with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, crashed during a snowstorm.
But when the two go on a getaway and are spotted by friends of Meena’s family, conflict ensues.“The Joy Luck Club” tackles family, Chinese immigrants and interracial love.In college, Rose Hsu (Rosalind Chao) dates white student Ted Jordan (Andrew Mc Carthy).But a muse of Valens, played in the film by Lou Diamond Phillips, was a young Caucasian woman named Donna Ludwig (Danielle von Zernick).Valens’ love for Ludwig led him to pen the hit song “Donna.” Sadly, Ludwig’s father objected to his daughter’s romantic involvement with a Mexican-American man.The 2004 film “Haven” is another film set in the islands featuring interracial romance.
This musical, which reworks Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” chronicles two New York City street gangs—the Caucasian Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, who function as the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively.
When Meena (Sarita Choudhury), a young Indian woman settles with her parents in the American South, she meets Demetrius (Denzel Washington), a handsome black man.
Initially, Demetrius uses Meena to make an ex-girlfriend jealous but soon develops feelings for her.
But Angie believes she has no ulterior motives for her affair with Flipper.
Meanwhile, Angie faces disapproval in the Italian-American community for her relationship with a black man.
While the Draytons wrestle with whether to give their blessing to the couple, their relationship with their black maid is also explored. The phrase the “personal is political” certainly applies to this film, which inspired the less than stellar remake “Guess Who” in 2005.