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A Mexican Woman Has Been Tapped To Direct A Frida Kahlo Animated Film

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An animated movie is in development to tell the story of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. As an homage to the artist, the film is a female-led project with a recently announced Mexican director leading the charge. Here’s what we know so far.

U.K.-based production company, Lupus Films, is currently developing an animated film all about Frida Kahlo.

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According to Variety, Lupus Films has tapped award-winning animated director Paloma Baeza to direct the film. Baeza is known for her animated and stop-motion work with projects like “Poles Apart.”

“Frida Kahlo approached life with such vibrant energy, and was ahead of her time in many ways,” Baeza told Variety. “With my Mexican heritage, it is particularly meaningful to have this opportunity to explore her deep and complex personality, as well as her relationship with Mexico’s past and its future.”

Baeza won the BAFTA for best animated short for “Poles Apart” in 2018.

Baeza’s win at the 2018 BAFTAs is just more proof that Latinas are quickly becoming the driving force in every industry. Now, with the chance to tell Frida Kahlo’s story, Baeza is bringing the cultural and artistic nuances and representation further in the animated world.

While the animated movie doesn’t have a title, people are more excited after hearing that Baeza is leading the team.

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“As an all-female team of director and producers we are excited to be telling Frida’s story through animation, allowing us to capture the vivid palette of her work, her inspirations, and the colors and textures of Mexico,” Lupus Films managing director Camilla Deakin told Variety. “We are delighted that such a talented director as Paloma Baeza shares our passion for this project.”

People are very excited for this new Frida Kahlo project and we’re all waiting for more information.

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Good job, Lupus Films. Congratulations, Paloma Baeza! We are all excited to see this project developed into a full-length film.

READ: 21 Facts You Didn’t Know About Queer, Feminist Icon Frida Kahlo

The Quintanilla Family Is Selling Stuff With Selena's Face On It Because Everyone Needs It

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The Quintanilla Family Is Selling Stuff With Selena’s Face On It Because Everyone Needs It

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We are in the Golden Age of specialized and fast-fashion merchandise. Just like streaming services, companies, social media influencers, and celebrities are rushing to create stores to sell you the things you love. The same goes for the Quintanilla family who just launched their own merch store dedicated to selling all things with Selena on them.

You can finally buy (almost) all of your Selena needs thanks to the Quintanilla family’s new online store.

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We didn’t know that we needed it but now people cannot live without it. The Quintanilla family is getting into the merch game and offering fans a chance to own clothing with the late Tejano singer’s face on it. This is not a drill.

People are freaking out because, well, anything for Selenassss.

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She is literally speaking for the millions of Selena fans who are so excited to get their hands on this merch. The makeup line with MAC was cute but sold out so fast. Forever 21 bridged a gap for us for a while but getting it directly from the source is so much better.

The Quintanilla family is known to stopping unauthorized uses of Selena’s image so this is not too surprising.

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of bank accounts across the U.S. being drained of hard-earned cash to buy up all of the Selena merch fans can get their hands on.

Some women are already telling their boos what to get them for their birthdays.

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Pay attention, fellas. If your boo is asking you to buy her something for her birthday, just do it. She is not going to give you a hint if she is lukewarm about it. It’s best for you to just buy it.

Here’s some of the stuff you can expect.

The site did just launch so there isn’t a whole lot on the site right now. However, that does mean that you can beat all of your friends by getting all of the Selena merch you possibly can.

Get your watercolor Selena portrait sweater.

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Who wouldn’t want to rock this sweater on those chilly nights. You are guaranteed to be the hit of any party you go to while wearing this simple, yet charming, sweater.

How about a Selena Forever t-shirt for those comfy days?

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Get all of those 90s vibes we get when we thing of Selena with this “Saved By The Bell” style t-shirt. A plus side to the Quintanilla merch site is that everything is kind of reasonable. A sweater will set you back about $40 while t-shirts are $20.

Yet, some fans want more merch of the musical variety.

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This is something all Selena fans can get behind. Did you hear that, Quintanilla family?

READ: This Woman Had A Selena-Themed Party For Her Daughter’s Birthday And Our Hearts Can’t

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