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He Called The Cancellation Of ‘Lopez Tonight’ ‘A Blow To Diversity.’ Now ‘Lopez’ Returns With A Transgender Actress And Way More People Of Color

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“TV Land has given me a great opportunity to explore my dysfunction.”

George Lopez is back as “Lopez” returns to TV Land for its second season on Wednesday, March 29th at 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a bit about “Lopez,” in his own words…

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With the popularity of his sitcom “George Lopez” and groundbreaking talk show “Lopez Tonight,” he’s already established himself as a success in television, but what makes “Lopez” different is that it’s a “west coast ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’” says executive producer, writer, and star, George Lopez on ESPN First Take.

“People think that when you make it, all your problems disappear, but I think that when you make it, your problems are just beginning.”

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True to that theory, season 2 picks up where the last one left off as Lopez takes on the problems that come with finally getting his residency in Vegas.

Luckily for Lopez, his team is there to help…

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Anthony ‘Citric’ Campos reprises his role as “Manolo,” Lopez’s driver and confidant, Hayley Huntley returns as Lopez’s fledgling manager “Olly,” and Maronzio Vance is back as Lopez’s witty opening act. Together, they help Lopez deal with the issues of his fading pop culture relevancy as they try to advance his career by pitching a network drama for him to produce as well as star in.

And in season 2, the cast becomes even more diverse…

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When talking about his late night show “Lopez Tonight,” Lopez said, “That show should still be on…” and spoke about its cancellation as, “a blow to diversity.” Deadline reports that the already diverse cast of “Lopez” will expand even more as season 2 prominently features a recurring character named Coco, who is played by transgender actress, Rain Valdez.

Set your DVR for the season 2 premiere of “Lopez” on TV Land.

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In case you missed season 1, you can catch it on TVLand.com.


[H/T] ‘Lopez’ Season 2 Trailer: George’s Search For Relevance

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This Is How The Media Portrays Latino Men And Here's What We Can Do About It

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This Is How The Media Portrays Latino Men And Here’s What We Can Do About It

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In a video that was featured on the Huffington Post, mitu’s very own Kat Lazo takes on the perception of Latino dudes as machista stereotypes in her series “The Kat Call.” She debunks the cultural stigma as well as sheds light on the origins of this problematic way of thinking.

The media falsely portrays Latino men as womanizing criminals…

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I love Danny Trejo as much as the next guy, but when you look at the majority of roles he’s cast in, they to fall under the category of “The Bandito” — a violent bad guy character.

Which results in real life consequences…

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“These over the top sexual and aggressive messages of Latino men influence how teachers view Latino boys, how the police interact with Latino men or how employers view Latino applicants,” explains Lazo.

This negative perception informs public opinion and promotes harmful stereotypes…

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Anybody consuming the media develops an outlook based on what they see, and as Kat explains “no one is free of internalizing these messages.”

But, “once you’re made aware of these messages, it makes it easier to break them down.”

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Look at people on an individual basis and don’t “group them together based on their cultural background.” According to Kat, the reason that Latino men are associated with chauvinism and machismo at all actually stems from the fact that “we live in a male-dominated society.”

Check out “The Kat Call” with Kat Lazo:

Are Latinos the only womanizers?

Posted by We are mitú on Sunday, March 26, 2017

[H/T] Latino Voices: Video Breaks Down Why Machismo Isn’t Synonymous With Latino Men

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