Latino Actors in Guardians of the Galaxy Speak Out without words
LATINOS, LIGHTS, CAMERA, STRUGGLE?
A recent article by NBCnews “Lights, camera, Struggle?” discusses the controversial point about how Latinos get cast in Hollywood films.
WE CAN’T SEEM TO AVOID LATINO ACTOR STEREOTYPES
It makes the strong argument that Latinos are indeed cast, but usually according to the stereotypes they are famously known for, the cleaning lady, the janitor, the forbidden lover, the sexy villain or the ugly villain (or both, think Antonio Banderas, in the new Sponge Bob movie.)
In the article, Latino actor and film veteran Esai Morales, makes a remarkable comment, “We have been having these conversations for a long time. I am tired of our characters being so incomplete. When do we ever save the day in a film? When does a Latino actor get to be the hero?”