The East L.A. Classic Brings Together Two Predominantly Latino High Schools In A Heated Football Rivalry

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“People think I’m just another screw-up… another Mexican screw-up, you could say.”

East Los Angeles is home to one of the most heated rivalries in high school football. Dubbed the “East L.A. Classic,” it involves Garfield High, the school that was once home to teacher Jaime Escalante, who inspired the film “Stand and Deliver.” It’s also the alma mater of Oscar de la Hoya, musicians Los Lobos and writer Helena Maria Viramontes. On the other side of the rivalry is Roosevelt High, which counts former U.S. Senator Gil Cedillo, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and boxer Genaro Hernandez among its alumni.

A new documentary, “The Classic,” details the decades-long — they’ve faced each other 82 times — rivalry between the two schools. It also follows the lives of several student athletes from Roosevelt and Garfield — both predominantly Latino schools. The film is an official selection of the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, and according to Deadline, “The Classic” has already inspired a Sofia Vergara-produced TV drama that is currently in development by ABC Television. Mike Tollin, co-chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, which is co-producing the series, told Deadline, “While some might look at this as a ‘Latino Friday Night Lights,’ it’s way more than that.”

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Fans Are Shook Over This Graphic Leaked 'El Secreto De Selena' Trailer


Fans Are Shook Over This Graphic Leaked ‘El Secreto De Selena’ Trailer

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A leaked trailer for “El Secreto De Selena” is making some Selena fans upset.

Telemundo sparked a backlash among some Selena fans when it first announced its TV adaptation of the controversial María Celeste Arrarás book “El Secreto De Selena.” Some fans called for Telemundo to cancel the show, which was part of its 2017/2018 lineup. Others were hoping that Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, would step in and block the show from being produced, like he did with the TV series based on Chris Perez’s book.

Now, a leaked trailer of the “El Secreto de Selena” is upsetting some fans due to its graphic depiction of Selena’s murder. The trailer begins with an audible gun shot and transitions to “security footage” of a bloody Selena exiting her motel room after being wounded. Moments later, we see Selena running from the motel room, trailing blood, until she collapses in the motel lobby. Throughout the trailer, we also see Maria Celeste (played by Mexican actress Marlene Favela), and Yolanda Saldivar, the woman convicted of killing Selena.

Fans are having very strong reactions to the graphic depiction in the trailer.

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They even recreated the scene from the movie “Selena” (left) where she drops her ring, but the Telemundo version (right) features lots of blood.

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Some people are even having some physical reactions.

“The trailer for ‘El Secreto de Selena’ will make you sick. There you go,” @xBrutalRomance tweeted.

It is so bloody that some people are saying it doesn’t really look like a drama.

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There are calls from fans to show some respect.

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And some of those same people are arguing that the show and book are based on the words of her murderer, Yolanda Saldivar.

So, we ask you…

READ: Telemundo Has Announced A Selena Mini Series And People Are Pissed

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