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[Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the studio as Pixar. My bad. – Comic Saenz.]

janeinthemoviesrossputmanFilm 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.

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fridavideoCheck out this chingon montage of short clips of Frida Kahlo. The footage shows Kahlo working in her studio, talking with her husband Diego Rivera and posing with her lover Leon Trotsky. [Mas…]


Mainstream media is full of Latinos — Latino criminals, Latina maids and exotic Latino sex machines. Ordinary people just like you? Not so much. [Video by David Viramontes.]

karategirlNow that poor Turkey, the sick man of Europe, is under the control of an egomaniacal historically ignorant Ottoman wannabe, it’s comforting to look back on the glory days of Turkish cinema with 1974’s Karate Girl.

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Lalo Guerrero via Culture Clash: ‘There’s No Chicanos on TV’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 27, 2014 Cultura
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The late Chicano musical pioneer Lalo Guerrero called out Hollywood on its racist casting practices on last century’s Culture Clash TV show. Culture Clash, however, is still around 🙂 but so is racist casting. 🙁 Our favorite Lalo Guerrero song is Chucos Suaves:

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Just 8% of SF/fantasy stars are pochos but Zoe Saldaña will save us

by María Purísima August 4, 2014 Cultura
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Almost no science fiction and fantasy movies feature protagonists of color — not to mention women of color — but thankfully we have Zoe Saldaña! Check out this study and awful infographic from Lee & Low Books:

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La Cucaracha: Where are the Mexicans in the movies? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 28, 2014 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

by Especial Correspondents April 8, 2014 El Now
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U.S. Latinos went to the movies in 2013 way more often than other ethnic groups, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Latinos are 17% of the population but account for 32% of moviegoers who went to more than one movie a month. Here are the Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best […]

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A message from the President of the United States (videos)

by Lucida Grandé February 17, 2014 Cultura
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Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome the President of the United States. AND FROM THE BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

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Latinos in Hollywood? First of all, who are these so-called ‘Latinos?’

by LINDA NIEVES-POWELL July 12, 2013 Cultura
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I disagree with Dennis Leoni. In the POCHO article, he says this: “One more time, what do we need to do? BUILD OUR OWN MARKETPLACE!” Here’s my take: It won’t work. It simply will not work. Why? Because the so-called “Latino” experience cannot be compared to the African-American experience in the United States. The “Latino” […]

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Shootout at the Constitution Corral: 1st Amendment vs the 2nd (video)

by P. STOLERO March 15, 2013 Cartoons
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Let’s settle this gun violence thing once and for all. We need a Free Speech vs Right to Bear Arms shootout…at the United States Constitution Corral.

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Darlene Love: ‘Christmas for the Jews,’ ‘Baby, Please Come Home’

by Barney Asada December 23, 2012 Cultura
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Rock ‘n’ roll diva Darlene Love explains: All the goyyim disappear to gather round the fire but out on the town, and in Chinese restaurants, it’s Christmas for the Jews! And here’s Darlene Love and the orchestra with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) from The Late Show with David Letterman last Friday:

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La Cucaracha: All I want for Christmas is… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 20, 2012 Cartoons
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Based on the POCHO story “The Talking Dead: No Habla Zombie” by S.J. Rivera.

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Everything you need to know about ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’

by Santino J. Rivera December 14, 2012 Cultura
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One of the great things about the Interwebs is that you can literally look up almost anything you want. That’s great right? You’d think with that kind of power there would be no stupid people but that’s just not the case. Instead, we have more stupid people now than any point in history. How do […]

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Atomic TV: Masks, Monsters & Mexican Mayhem (video)

by Lucida Grandé June 2, 2012 Cultura
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They do public access TV differently in Baltimore: Hosted by Nashville’s rockin’ combo Los Straitjackets… Masked Mexican Wrestlers!… The real international man of mystery, El Santo!… Mexican monster movies… Mondo films… People eating Parasites – and The Dead!… Spanish Superhero El Barrio vs. Tony the Landlord in the squared circle… Meet a Roman Catholic Masked […]

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You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard

by Soy Capitan February 28, 2012 Cultura
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“You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard, some that you recognise, some that you’ve hardly even heard of. People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame, some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain,” according to the Kinks. But artist Ramiro Gomez Jr. — whose art installations make […]

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Badges? Badges? Steenkin’ badges you don’t need IRL!

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2012 Cultura
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“We don’t need no steenkin’ badges,” actor Alfonso Bedoya told Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Well, sorta. Although his line is one of the most-often quoted and parodied lines of cinema dialog, almost everyone has it wrong. Click to peep some badges you definitely don’t need to see In Real Life.

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