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Here’s What Is Coming To Netflix In May And Worth Binge Watching

During this quarantine, I’ve been forever grateful for my ex-boyfriend’s Netflix password. Not but really, Netflix has been helping keep millions of us sane during these super strange times of social distancing and stay-at-home orders.

The streaming giant has continued to offer thousands of new and exciting titles to watch every month, and May is no different. Along with new seasons of some of our favorite original series like La Casa de Las Flores (Ok, yea it came out in April but it’s still worth mentioning), Netflix also has lots of original movies (including several Spanish-language films) coming out this month.

If you’re worried about having plans, Netflix has more than enough to keep you covered. Check out the full list of titles ahead.

Hollywood

Few shows are getting as much buzz as Ryan Murphy‘s highly anticipated new original series, Hollywood. Set in post-World War II Tinseltown, the miniseries draws on true stories like those of actors Anna May Wong, Rock Hudson, and Hattie McDaniel as inspirations for its glamorous revisionist history of what Hollywood might have been if oft-overlooked voices had been given the spotlight. The star-studded cast includes industry veterans like Patti LuPone and Holland Taylor, as well as rising talents like Laura Harrier, David Corenswet and Jeremy Pope. All seven episodes drop on May 1

Chichipato

This hilarious Colombian film by Netflix LatinoAmerica is all set to bring us some much needed laughter amid all the craziness around the world. Basically, a cartel leader is throwing a massive party and has hired a magician to provide some entertainment. However, things don’t go as planned when the magician makes the cartel boss disappear – and he can’t bring him back.

La Corazonada

This Argentine film, another Netflix original, tells the story of a rook cop and police detective’s investigation into the murder of a 19-year-old woman. Her best friend is the suspect but it ma not end up that way…

La Reina de Indias y El Conquistador

This Colombian-produced series revolves around the history that led to the birth of the city of Cartagena de Indias, the flagship of Las Américas. The series is recorded in 4KUltra-high-definition television. The show is filmed in Colombia, specifically in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the banks of the Magdalena River and Palomino, Villa de Leyva, and Santa Fe de Antioquia. It stars Essined Rivera Aponte, and Emmanuel Esparza as the main’s characters.

For Colored Girls

A truly strong film by Tyler Perry, this movie portrays the different stories of African American women. It deals with issues and problems faced by women based on a collection of 20 poems by Ntozake Shange.

Rebelión de Los Godinez

Brought to us by Netflix Mexico, this Netflix original film tells the story of a young twenty-something in Mexico City. He’s forced to get a ‘real job’ by his overbearing grandfather – which he’s dreading. But he quickly makes friends with an interesting mix of godinez – or the 9-5 office crowd types.

The Big Flower Fight

This show has been described as ‘The Great British Bake Off’ for plant-lovers and considering that plants are big among Millennials (present company included) this is sure to be a huge hit.

Inhuman Resources

This is a new French series that’s also a Netflix Original and it’s getting obscenely positive reviews from viewers. It centers on the story of Alain, a middle-aged and unemployed man who is lured to an interview at a popular company. But things take a turn to the dark side pretty quick in this thrilling series.

Riverdale: Season 4

An all new season of Riverdale is coming to Netflix and for those of us who are super fans of the series, there’s nothing better than grabbing a bite, getting comfy and just binge watching episode after episode of this way over-the-top TV show.

Trial By Media

Who doesn’t love a true crime series?! In this series, the absolute most sensational trails ever are analyzed with an eye on how the media may have affected decisions.

The show will ponder probably the most sensational and important trials in modern history, including: the remarkable Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trials, the story of Rod Blagojevich’s political fall, and the tragedy of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African worker who was shot multiple times by police in New York City.

Valeria

This original Netflix series is based on the novels by Elisabet Benavent and tells the story of a writer in a creative and marital crisis. She relies on the help and support of her three close friends who are all on journeys of self-discovery and self-love. Sounds like something we can also try to get into during all of this craziness.

The Lovebirds

While the Coronavirus pandemic prevented the rom-com The Lovebirds from releasing in theaters, the Issa Rae- and Kumail Nanjiani-fronted film will make its debut on Netflix on May 22. And I am a huge ‘Insecure’ fan so I can’t wait to see this.

What are you going to be watching this month?

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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There are few people in this world that are as iconic as Frida Kahlo. She’s captured the minds and imaginations of generations of people from all over the world. We’ve seen her story told before, including on the big screen, but fans have long awaited a Netflix rendition of the artists unique story and now it seem like we may finally be getting what so many of us have wanted for so long.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation is developing a TV drama series based on the artist’s storied life.

Acording to a report by Deadline, the Frida Kahlo Corporation is working with a media company and famed Venezuelan composer and singer Carlos Baute to produce a drama series following the life of the iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo has inspired and influenced fans around the world and has had a major impact on the Latinx diaspora, the art world, feminism and culture as a whole. So, it seems that producers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they do right by the artist.

The series is being written by Latino talent, lead by Joel Novoa and Marilú Godinez. Novoa, who has worked on Arrow, Blood and Treasure and the feature film God’s Slave is attached to direct. The partnership will create a slate of content to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo in different genres.

“The idea is to talk about what the books don’t,” said the writing duo in a joint statement. “The subtext behind each painting, the richness of Mexico’s 20th century and the revolution. Themes that are incredibly relevant at this unprecedented time.”

Carlos Dorado of the Frida Kahlo Corporation added, “Frida Kahlo corporation is always looking for talented people who know how to exalt the life of an icon like Frida Kahlo. In this case the professional team that has been formed is distinguished by its great professionalism, experience and most importantly the sensitivity to be able to approach a project as important and transcendental as Frida Kahlo. This high professional team will always have the support of Frida Kahlo Corporation.”

So when can we expect to see a series about one of the world’s greatest artists and feminist icons?

The team expects to start production of the series during the second half of 2021. A studio has already shown interest and the presentation of the project to the market is expected to occur in February.

“We are currently developing and writing the basis of the series and expect to be ready to present the project in the upcoming weeks,” the team said in a statement.

Also, why has it taken so long?!

Should the series find a studio and distributor, this would be the first drama series focusing on Kahlo in recent history. It’s been almost twenty years since her story was told on the big screen, when Salma Hayek portrayed the icon in the 2002 film Frida. That film went on to earn six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Makeup and Best Original Score. More recently, Kahlo was voiced by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in the Oscar-winning Pixar pic Coco. 

In addition to this, in 2019 it was announced that there would be an animated film about the painter.

But fans of the iconic feminist and artist have long hoped to see a TV series depicting her larger than life personality and role in shaping the world we live in today and it looks like we may finally get what we’ve asked for.

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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