Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Boycott SPANGLISH!!!

Why is it that Hollywood continues to make movies about Latina stereotyes? We've had a Latina Surgeon General and they still want to concentrate on maids?! While I applaud those Latinas who have been maids (my grandmother included), and respect those who must work in the profession because they have no choice, we MUST have other depictions of Latinas. I know roles for Latina actresses are slim, but for every one of them who turns down a role as a maid/hot mama/prostitute, there will be another PenelopeCruz-wannabee, J.Lo-lookalike, and SalmaHayek-reject. Until the roles for Latinas become more diverse, we cannot allow these movies to go on, let alone watch them.