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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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cornVery late Wednesday night, I created a Twitter hashtag — #MakeMoviesMexican — and asked the Tuiteros if they had suggestions.

Huh? What do you mean? Like this:

#MAKEMOVIESMEXICAN. Gone With the Migra. White Men Can’t Cumbia. Get the idea?

(It turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea. Superstar pocho comic Felipe Esparza tried this concept in February.)

Here are the Pocho Ocho NEW Top Tweets we got in return (racist, ignorant Tweets not included — the entire thread is below.):

8. Mex In The City

7. Dude, Juarez My Car?

6. Finding Chapo

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La Cucaracha: Scarlett Johansson stars in new Paramount flick (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 10, 2016 Cartoons
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[Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the studio as Pixar. My bad. – Comic Saenz.]

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La Cucaracha: Orale! An Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 17, 2016 Cartoons
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Casting Call: Latina actress to play Donald Trump’s assistant (photo)

by LUKES LEGIT March 6, 2016 El Now
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Are you an attractive and passionate Latina actress, 21-35, with perfect English and a slight Hispanic accent who wants to deliver scripted monologues talking straight to the camera about your experiences working as an executive assistant for Donald Trump for an Internet video of some sort? Don’t apply if you’re in the Screen Actors Guild, […]

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POCHO’s Last Annual (We Hope) #OscarsSoWhite Toon-A-Thon

by Comic Saenz February 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Hollywood Casting History: The ‘Latina Bombshell’ (toons)

by Memo Nericcio February 22, 2016 Cartoons
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Time and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that gibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more. One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life […]

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The Beandcocks: Now that’s what you call ‘acting!’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 17, 2016 Cartoons

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Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

by Comic Saenz February 11, 2016 Cultura
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Film producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture. Here is his Twitter […]

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What they complaining about? Of course the Oscars are diverse! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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[Republished with special permission of our amigos at EastLA.com, which is launching soon!]

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Rednecks With Attitude: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan January 22, 2016 Cultura
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Would the nominees at the OSCARs be any different if Academy voters had seen this cowboy version of Straight Outta Compton when it came out in 2009? How about Donald Trump’s B.E.T Awards? [Totally NSFW adult lyrics, F-bombs, N-word, etc.] (Video by CowboyGangstaRap.)

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OSCAR needs Latinos (stop if you’ve heard this before) [2007 toons]

by Lalo Alcaraz January 20, 2016 Cartoons
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