Reading Colonialism in "Parasite"
Stephen Song

Parasite has made history, which is a euphemism for achieving Western recognition - history's qualifier. Recognition itself hinges on the gaze, and the imperial variety suffuses Parasite's critical reception. In an early and emblematic review, Manohla Dargis[1] notes in The New York Times: "The story takes place in South Korea but could easily unfold in Los Angeles or London."