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Gina Rodriguez Cast in “Spy Kids” Reboot on Netflix

Sofía Aguilar
Spy Kids is officially reaching a new generation of kids! The original 2001 hit starred Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega, Cheech Marin, and Danny Trejo and was known for the unprecedented representation it brought to Latinx families. It quickly became a highly...
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BIPOC Kept Hollywood Afloat but Representation Still Low, Study Finds

Latinx representation in Hollywood is far from representative of our population in the U.S. and there’s a lot of work that needs to happen behind and in front of the camera. UCLA just released its annual Hollywood Diversity Report, and...
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16 Movies & Shows Featuring Latinx Talent Coming Out in 2022

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
With the news of the cancellation of Gentefied earlier this month, it feels like the year is off to a rocky start for Latinx representation in Hollywood. The show made many of us feel seen and its cancellation after just...
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10 Latinx Filmmakers You Should Know About

In 2021, we saw a lot of up-and-coming Latinx talent in the film industry making big moves. Going into 2022 with that in mind, we wanted to make the extra effort to continue supporting Latinx creators in the entertainment industry...
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Meet the Afro-Latino Director of ‘King Richard’ Reinaldo Marcus Green

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The much buzzed about film King Richard starring Will Smith, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn premieres on today on HBO Max and in theaters about the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. It marks a...
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Panamanian-American Filmmaker Janicza Bravo Debuts Film Based on Viral Twitter Thread

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
If you’ve scrolled through Twitter you’ve likely seen people talking about Zola, the film out today by Panamanian-American filmmaker Janicza Bravo. The film stars Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘s Taylour Paige as “Zola” and American Honey’s Riley Keough as “Stefani” and...
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Dascha Polanco Calls ‘In the Heights’ a Celebration of Latinx Culture

Virginia Isaad
Latinx representation remains limited in film and television but the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play In the Heights is a true celebration of Latin American culture. The musical centers around Dominican bodega owner, Usnavi (played by Puerto Rican...
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10 Films Directed by Latinas You Need to Watch

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It still absolutely boggles our minds that Latinos make up such a significant percentage of the U.S. population, yet we continue to be so grossly under-represented in the world of television and movies.  Latinx actors are routinely looked over even...
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Puerto Rican Director Ángel Manuel Soto Will Direct Blue Beetle, the First Latino Superhero Movie

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Update 3/18/2022: George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo and Damián Alcázar have joined the cast includes Xolo Maridueña, Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escovedo and Harvey Guillén. The film hits theatres August 18, 2023. They join a cast that includes Xolo...