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Naomi Osaka’s Win Against Coco Gauff Shows the Power of Sisterhood

In a society that praises fierceness while simultaneously pining women against the other in a who-wore-it-best mentality, it’s refreshing to see two young women show mutual respect and kindness toward one another. On Saturday, 21-year-old Naomi Osaka beat 15-year-old Coco Gauff at the U.S. Open in New York. This win for Osaka was a milestone…

‘Pose’ Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Butterfly/Cocoon

In the early 90s, a pseudo-mummified corpse was mysteriously found in the closet of famous drag queen, Dorian Corey. It’s a bizarre and very real story, and it’s still unknown what exactly happened to the dead man. Fortunately, it was also the basis for one storyline in this episode of Pose, and it addresses some…

There Could Possibly Be a Coco Part 2 in the Works

Years before Pixar released Coco, we anticipated this animated film about Day of the Dead.  The movie was in its primary stages, but Latinos had lots to say about the concept and how it should be executed. Thankfully, Disney executives listened, waited, and released an incredible portrait of Latino culture and our love for Dia…

26 Women Behind The Making of Coco

Oscar-winning cultural phenomenon Coco is heading to Netflix today, May 29 (get the box of tissues ready!). In celebration of this, and of the film’s massive success ($805,839,032 gross worldwide), we wanted to highlight some of the amazing women who played a part in Coco‘s creation. Alanna Ubach – US cast You may recognize Puerto Rican and…

Take A Trip to Mexico City Through the Eyes of Pixar’s ‘Coco’

One of the first thoughts I had while watching all of the illuminating visuals in Pixar’s Coco was I cannot wait for Disney to reimagine these locations inside a Disneyland theme park. But I quickly realized that those locations are actually real. The film is inspired by Mexico and our customs, after all. While the…

Meet the Latina Author behind Book Adaptation of Disney Hit “Coco”

Diana Lopez is the Latina author behind the book adaptation of the Academy Award-nominated film Coco which won the Oscars for best-animated feature and best song. This University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) Professor is winning the hearts of young and old audiences alike with her latest book, Coco, A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family. This Latina pioneer…

‘Coco’ Director Reveals Original Story Had Miguel As American Boy

Miguel is one of the biggest reasons Coco warmed hearts across the world. Seeing this little Mexican boy be so passionate about music and his family was a complete joy, especially because Latinos could relate to his struggles and beliefs. But imagine Miguel wasn’t Mexican. Too bizarre, right? In fact, it’s kind of ludicrous to…

People’s Reaction Over ‘Coco’ Academy Award Nominations Is Amazing

The Academy Award nomination were announced yesterday and our favorite film of the year — Coco — was nominated! The animated feature by Pixar received two nominations, Best Animated Feature and Best Original song for “Remember Me.” Of course we wish Coco had been nominated for more Academy Awards, as we wish for more Latino…

Make No Mistake – ‘Coco’ Is Definitely a Feminist Film

The great Mexican actress, Maria Felix, once said that beauty is found in the soles of the feet. This declaration said as much about her idea of independence as it did about physical attributes – that beauty comes from personal strength, that women must claim the agency of their own beauty, and the world must…

Child Gets In Trouble For Watching ‘Coco’ Without Her Friend

It’s pretty safe to say that almost every child has seen Coco at this point. The Pixar movie about Day of the Dead was released in Mexico weeks before U.S. audiences got to see it during the Thanksgiving holiday. Box Office numbers for this wonderfully animated movie quickly broke records. So the point is, the…