Friday, April 13, 2012

Damn "Mexican" With Little Sense! Don't You Know that Poor Burro is Too Small For You?

Tex[t]-Mex, the kiddie book edition.... pobrecito burrito!


Lupe Velez Screenings Coming up on TCM

Stop the presses! Old Friend/Collaborator Kristy Rawson has breaking news:
"Hi: Wanted to pass this along: TCM is doing a Jimmy Durante day. Two of the four films he made with Lupe Vélez are scheduled to air on the 20th: Strictly Dynamite (1934) at 1:45pm est, and and Cuban Love Song (1931) at 9:15am est. The latter features the first major transnational Cuban jazz hit, "El Manicero" (The Peanut Vendor)... CLS was produced to exploit the popularity of "El Manicero" in the U.S., but the film caused big upset in Cuba. These are both historically interesting, problematic films. I don't think either of them is available on DVD yet... (although I could be wrong about that; some Lupe films have been recently released). best, Kristy
Here are some scenes from each cool flick!!!!

Lucha Libre Xicanosmosis: Warrior Official Video - Mark Foster, A-Trak, and Kimbra | Mexican Wrestling as Part of the Renaissance of Latina/o Semiotic Figuration

Thanks to Carlos Avila, for the linkazo! More info on the video here.

Monday, April 09, 2012

PROGRESS..... er Progress... er progress? LATINA MAIDS ON TV, REDUX... Or Eva Longoria has an idea and Susan Lucci might be along for the ride...

original posting: March 27, 2012...

Update: Monday, April 9, 2012 | thanks to UT Austin genius Jaime Puente, for the headsup!

Eva, thank you! Your point is well taken and maid, um, er... made! 

We DISHONOR our criada abuelitas when we simple-minded bloggers take you to task for executive producing a network series focused on Latina maids.  

Honor the servant class!

I am with you!

All hail the brown-skinned gals of a domestic Downton Abbey!


....  But actually, er, NO.  Of all the storylines to greenlight in Hollywood, now, Devious Maids is the worst of the worst shows to greenlight.  Finally, a Latina/Tejana from Corpus is in a position to influence mainstream entertainment and you go with this.

THE WORST OFFENDER stereotype for female Latinas in Hollywood, the maid? the domestic?

We do not dishonor our working class ancestors when we protest, we honor them because you could have easily done better.

Devious Hackers

....follow the exploits of four Latina computer nerds (from Berkeley, MIT, Cal Poly, and Stanford) as they work covertly (in spandex, for the ratings, 'natch) for Uncle Sam

Devious Agents

...follow the tales of four Latina agents in New York, working with top models....

I give up.

Reread my section on "Marias" and Maids from Tex[t]-Mex and call me in the morning....

Thanks to profe Rich Yañez for drifting this past my facebook scanning ojos! In case the googlebooks reader insert above is broken, here's a Maria the Maid page from textmex...



latest update
june 10, 2012....  

the maids show WAS NOT PICKED UP!
progressive hollywood?

more here....


New Wallpaper! French Edition of Jaime Hernandez's Amazing Art...

Remarkable Photo of LUPE VELEZ, now on Auction @ Heritage...

Latina Comedy Bombshells! Sofia Vergara on SNL, 21st Century Edition