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La Cucaracha: Diversity In Hollywood – The Movie (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 23, 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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Ultimate ‘Mexican Standoff’ movie mashup has no Mexicans (videos)

by CALLE DU CINEMA February 17, 2016 Cultura
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“A Mexican standoff,” according to Wikipedia, “is a confrontation among two or more parties in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger.” ¡Orale! Let’s get some of those cinema standoff scenes and mash them up! [POCHO only presents this video after receiving assurances from responsible parties that “no actual Mexicans […]

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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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Paramota Studios Presents: Fast Times at Chapo High (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 14, 2016 Cartoons
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[Area pochos: Keep an eye on EastLA.com]

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Pocho Ocho Top Ways You Can Tell El Chapo Has ‘Gone Hollywood’

by Al Madrigal January 11, 2016 Cultura
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El Chapo’s secret meetup with Sean Penn was just the tip of the iceberg, Goldberg, whatever. The notorious drug lord is a whole new vato now — and here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways You Can Tell El Chapo Has “Gone Hollywood”: 8. He’s dating Kate Hudson 7. He’s on an all-cactus juice cleanse […]

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A funny thing happened on the way to ‘Bordertown’

by Lalo Alcaraz January 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Hola. I’m Lalo Alcaraz. You might know me. I have been a Chicano political cartoonist forever. I know, I know, it’s God’s work, you’re welcome. Now, all of a sudden I’m a primetime TV writer and producer. Huh? Yes, the last two years in my life have been a super WTF. With ten percent LOL. […]

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Roots of Chicano Satire: Lalo Guerrero and Culture Clash (videos)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 5, 2016 Cultura
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Before there was Bordertown, there was The Culture Clash show. Only about TWENTY YEARS AGO, so SUCK IT humorless haters! (It was my first showbiz writing gig!) Big props and eternal thanks to the Culture Clash guys! And before all of us, there was LALO GUERRERO doing Chicano satire, hell, INVENTING it! Check out Guerrero’s […]

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Hire this animated Mexican ‘bandito’ for only $45 (toons, video)

by Memo Nericcio December 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Yesterday’s Most Pathetic Stereotypes Reimagined for the Digital Age of All our Cyber Tomorrows or Need a Sexy Latina or Bandit for your Animated Video Next generation digitally-borne stereotypes for millennials and their kids! Bandits, sexy Latinas, y mucho mas more…ACK! Does your next CGI animation project need an ugly racist stereotyped Mexican gangster but […]

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Laugh, cry, dance, sing: ‘La Cucaracha’ 1935 OSCAR winner (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 8, 2015 Cultura
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La Cucaracha, a musical short, won an OSCAR in 1935. Here’s the plot, according to IMDB:

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas list

by José Canusí November 27, 2015 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. We’ve been been saying it since we started: MAY 2012: Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film AUGUST 2013: Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video) APRIL 2014: Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

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Alejandro González Iñárritu: ‘No human being is illegal’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé November 10, 2015 Cultura
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OSCAR winner Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke to an audience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Sunday night. No human being, he told them, is illegal. Here’s the transcript:

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Alternate Reality Theatre: If big hit TV shows weren’t all white (toons)

by BOB ROSS November 2, 2015 Cartoons
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In a new online gallery, Bay Area artist and DREAMer Julio Salgado reimagines some all-time TV favorites with people of color, like this screencap from an imaginary Equis Files. “Fox Mulder and Dana Scully,” he writes, “come back in the forms of a former Black Panther and Brown Beret who investigate forgotten files that kept […]

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Hollywood and Silicon Valley agree: ‘We dig diversity!’ (photo)

by MONTE ZUMBA October 28, 2015 Cultura
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[Photo via Paul Coelho. Thanks!]

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