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In Her Latest Video, Kali Uchis Goes Shopping For A Lover, Who Turns Out To Be Tyler, The Creator

Kali Uchis serves some funk and it needs to be appreciated.

Kali Uchis’ new single featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins, “After The Storm,” is a pretty, mellow funk jam that will get your head slowly bopping. The song is about one of the most universally understood emotions and experiences – trying to find a lover. Uchis lays it all on the table as she sings about her struggles to find love in a world that’s unforgiving to the lovesick.

With lyrics like, “The sun’ll come out / Nothing good ever comes easy / I know times are rough / But winners don’t quit / So don’t you give up” Uchis knows the human condition. But the best thing about the song is the sexy af music video.

Uchis plays a lonely woman looking for love in the aisles of a bright grocery store. Her grocery list even includes the item “LOVER.” Thankfully, the magic supermarket Uchis shops at carries this very thing. More specifically, she finds “lover seeds” that she can plant to grow a lover, and that’s exactly what she does. She plants the seeds and with some TLC, her new lover, played by Tyler, The Creator, springs out of the ground. He even has a full head of grass to really drive home the point that he was grown just for Uchis. The whole video gives off a very strong Tim Burton feel but you will lowkey fall in love with the couple and their little kids.


READ: Kali Uchis’ New Video Is Layers And Layers Of Trippy Filters And We’re Not Complaining

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There's A Casting Call For A 'West Side Story' Remake, And Producers Are Looking For Latino Actors To Star

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There’s A Casting Call For A ‘West Side Story’ Remake, And Producers Are Looking For Latino Actors To Star

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Steven Spielberg is remaking “West Side Story” and people are flipping out!

It’s been reported that Spielberg is directing a remake of the 1961 musical classic “West Side Story.” Spielberg is apparently keeping very busy these days. The legendary director is also working on directing the fifth installment to the Indiana Jones franchise next year, which is set to be released in 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Aside from directing this new and exciting version of “West Side Story,” Spielberg is full immersed in the casting details for this project as well.

The main reason people are thrilled over this new version is because the main characters must be Spanish-speaking Latinos.

The casting notice clearly indicates that the lead actors must be able to sing and dance, as would be expected. However, the call also says actors must be Spanish-speaking Latinos, as the characters were intended to be.

If you don’t know the film or even the musical it’s based off of, it’s your basic Romeo and Juliet story but instead of Verona  in the 1300s, “West Side Story” is set in Manhattan in the 1950s. It has yet to be revealed if the remake will also take place in that era or in present day.

The main characters are Tony and Maria, a caucasian boy and Puerto Rican girl who fall for each other despite their love being forbidden. There’s also Bernardo, Maria’s big brother and a gang leader who had beautifully choreographed dance fights against the rival gang, the Jets. His girlfriend, Anita, was Maria’s best friend and confidant who could dance up a storm.

As you may recall in the original film, the lead actors were not Puerto Rican except for Rita Moreno, who played Anita.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6wo2wpT2k

The white actors who starred in the film wore brown makeup and affected thick, inauthentic accents. The lead role of Maria was played by Natalie Wood, who didn’t actually do any of her own singing for the film.

The casting notice is out and producers are looking for a Tony, Maria, Anita, and Bernardo.

It’s also being reported that the new version of “West Side Story” will include the very talented Lin-Manuel Miranda. In the 2009 Broadway production of “West Side Story,” the song “I Feel Pretty” was altered to be sung in Spanish, with new lyrics translated by Miranda.

It’s clear that studio heads are finally taking notice that people are tired of #OscarsSoWhite and hiring Latinos for major Hollywood roles.

Here’s how people are taking the news on social media.

https://twitter.com/HarperYi/status/957007737048756224

https://twitter.com/ira/status/956703583881187329


READ: Latinos Recall The First Time They Felt Represented In Movies And TV

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