The STARZ show “American Gods” is an adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name by English author Neil Gaiman. The novel is about how mythological creatures and gods actually exist in our reality — the catch is that they exist because people believe in them. It is the power of their belief that brings these gods and creatures into existence. What’s interesting about the stories in the book is that immigrants coming to the U.S. have brought the majority of these spirits and gods with them. The show has already covered Norse, Egyptian and Nigerian mythology.
In this recent clip from next week’s episode, a group of Mexican immigrants make a daring attempt to safely cross into U.S. soil. One unfortunate traveler loses his strength and begins to sink, losing consciousness and going under for his last swim ever. Until he’s suddenly saved by a hand appearing from nowhere. The saved man washes up on the shore and dramatically turns around just in time to see Jesus Christ — yes, the Jesus Christ, walking on water in slippers and modest clothing. When the man asks what his name is, Jesus, perfectly backlit, with his wind blowing through his luxurious locks, mysteriously says, in perfect Spanish, “you already know my name.” The goosebumps!
The only thing wilder than Jesus walking on water is him moonwalking on water.
Credit: STARZ / Youtube
Okay, no but in all seriousness, it’s a pretty cool visual.
Check the full trailer below and make sure you let abuela know to check it out.
Creator of Starz’ “Vida,” Tanya Saracho, is a gift to Latino-Americans, specifically Mexican-Americans. While most of us have our favorite shows in English and others in Spanish, “Vida” is for those of us who navigate both worlds.
Season 2 just dropped and Saracho is giving us less chisme and more ganas. Emma and Lyn aren’t just navigating the social expectations of Mexican culture and American culture. Emma has “a wide range of what she can get off to” and is refusing the ‘baby queer’ labels for not conforming to any kind of ‘queer’ presentation. Lyn has the “limpia of her life” and takes on a vow of celibacy to discover who she is without a man.
The internet has some words of advice for y’all about “Vida” Season 2 and it can’t wait.
When the gente tell Lyn to “stick with being beautiful,” she comes at them with Millenial Lotería. She is not going to just sit there and let people tell her who she is and who she is supposed to be.
Don’t watch this show with your mami.
You want your mami to watch it, but, por favor, do it on your own time. The season opener features Lyn participating in and then growing bored of a spontaneous orgy.
We love seeing Latinas being the protagonist in a sex scene.
While Season 1 did give us a scene where Lyn was the ‘exotic Latina’ in an all-white, Beverly Hills party, we saw her discomfort with it. In Season 2, Lyn and Emma are steering their own sexual fantasies. This is something all of the fans can get behind.
We also get a new character. Meet Nico.
In the trailer, we saw Nico as the cowgirl giving a Best Man’s toast at a wedding. Never could we have expected to have fallen in love with her character so fast.
She quickly helped provide another relationship and layer of love to the already incredible story of “Vida.”
We stan an Emma who can walk into a wedding with one date, dump her after being roasted, and walk out with another crush. We ship #Emmico. #Nicemma?
This is what queer content looks like, y’all.
The handwashing is so crucial, everyone. There isn’t a lesbian who doesn’t expect this simple courtesy IRL that we never see on screen. A beautiful, authentic touch, Saracho.
Saracho is intentional about these nuanced Latino moments.
The series is about a lot of things–gentrification, queerness and all the intersections in between. Of Emma being accused of being a ‘tourist’ in the queer world by refusing to label herself and rarely being recognized as one of the ‘gente’ on the block. It’s about belonging and creating that space for yourself amongst the mores of Mexican culture.
“Vida” shows the only way to navigate all this: be strong like Emma.
You’re going to have to recognize what’s happening and give off que carajo vibes. During a brilliant scene where Emma is one of the only femme-presenting people at a queer table, Saracho gives us a glimpse into the realities of femme invisibility in the community. They’re often questioned as “really gay,” and when Emma won’t identify and is roasted for it–se fue.
The internet is raising a glass to Emma and her incredible character development.
Her character is so much of what we all want to be in the face of ignorance, of being “not Latina enough” or “white enough.” We’re all walking that line, and we like the way Emma walks it.
“Also – Mari is totally me at 22 falling for fake woke dudes…”
Twitter user @Amanda_parris said it right: “This weekend I started watching #VidaSTARZ and I am OBSESSED. A show all about Latinx community dealing with grief, queer identity, class and gentrification + a strong dose of SERIOUS eye candy…why was I sleeping?”
Tanya Saracho is currently developing “Brujas,” so there is life to look forward to after Vida.
First, keep rewatching the show and share it with your friends. We need views to guarantee a third season.
Saracho herself says it best when it comes to the importance of “Vida.”
Then, look out for “Brujas” which is what we all probably expected The CW’s “Charmed” reboot to be. Gracias a Saracho.
A photo has gone viral showing what some are calling the shape of Jesus Christ in clouds over San Salvador Jujuy, Argentina. The community, which is made up of 275, 188 people according to the 2010 census. Now, people around the world are talking about the area thanks to the surprise cloud formation.
This is the image people claim shows Jesus Christ in the clouds over San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina.
According to Fox News, San Salvador de Jujuy resident Mónica Aramayo saw the shape appear in the sky. At that moment, she too out her cell phone and took a photo of the formation and she posted ti to bless other social media users.
The photo has sparked a religious debate all over Twitter as users battle over its authenticity.
A lot of users chose to see the photo as a sign of Jesus Christ’s second coming. Some have been saying that Christians need to start preparing for the end of days.
Those who don’t believe in the religious message are letting themselves be heard.
There are an equal amount of people that are speaking up that the formation is just a formation. Several countries across the world have seen a decline of the Christian population. However, it does continue to be the dominate religion of the the world.
Some people went another way and just assumed it was a reflection of a statue of Jesus in Argentina.
Seems like a stretch but everyone likes to have their own theories. Seems like it would be hard for that to appear that far away but a theory is a theory.
So many Twitter users have chosen to believe in the message that it is a sign for the faithful servants of the Lord.
Honestly, we’re just waiting for our tías and abuelas to start sending this around with a blessing attached. It is only a matter of time before we see this photo all over our newsfeeds because of the very family members mentioned above.
This isn’t the first time this year that someone saw Jesus in the clouds. He even appeared in Italy.
Italian artist and chef Alfredo Lo Brutto was overjoyed when he captured a photo of what looked like a Jesus formation over the ocean. According to The Sun, the artist posted the photo to Facebook and it wasn’t long until the photo went viral.
It also isn’t the first time that Latinos have been overjoyed with finding Jesus in an inanimate object and set out to share it with the world.
In 1977, a Latina mother in New Mexico became the first person to spot Jesus Christ on a tortilla. As Angelica Rubio recalled for The Eater, the discovery of the tortilla convinced her mother to set up a dedicated shrine to the tortilla to make sure people could come to see the miracle. The tortillas, made by Rubio’s mother every morning, held a surprise one morning as she saw a burn mark in one tortilla that looked just like the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some people do have some very serious questions about why these Jesus apparitions are showing up in very specific parts of the world.
It is an interesting question, for sure. Why do these Jesus apparitions show themselves to believers and not non-believers? It is a curious situation when you realize that these Jesus apparitions haven’t shown up in communities that aren’t Christian in nature. But, who are we to judge? What do you think about the apparition?