#SupportLatinoCreatives – An open letter from Latino leaders

NHMC Joins Latino Advocacy Organizations

Amid Double Strike, Latino Advocacy Groups Issue Open Letter: Our “Stories Need to Be Told”

“It’s important that we show up for them at a time when they are not able to promote their projects,” write the groups of actors and writers currently on the picket lines

Xolo Maridueña stars in Warner Bros.’ ‘Blue Beetle,’ which the organizations’ open letter calls “the first superhero movie directed [by], written [by] and starring Latinos.”
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

From The Hollywood Reporter: “Looking at the release schedule, this summer had the potential to be the culmination of a long-awaited watershed moment for Latino representation in mainstream entertainment, coming off of hits like The Last of Us and Wednesday and heading into the premieres of Flamin’ Hot and especially Blue Beetle (considered “the first superhero movie directed [by], written [by] and starring Latinos”) as well as shows like This Fool, With Love and Primo.

“While we’re encouraged by some of the changes we have seen in recent years, we continue to deal with the repercussions of years of being actively erased and invisible on screen,” according to a new open letter from 27 Latino advocacy organizations. “We were hopeful that our long overdue cultural moment had finally arrived.”

By Rebecca Sun

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