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Gina Rodriguez Is Producing ‘Diary Of A Female President,’ A TV Show That Will Show Us A Cuban-American Girl As President And It’s Everything We Need RN

Continuing her quest for world domination, Latina actress and activist Gina Rodriguez will be producing a Disney+ original series called “Diary of a Female President”. According to the official synopsis, the series will follow “a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and her journey to becoming the future president of the United States”.

This is only one of the many projects that Rodriguez is producing under her I Can and I Will production banner.

Rodriguez has been busy of late, producing a slew of projects, including the Netflix original movie “Someone Great”, the Netflix animated series “Carmen San Diego”, 24 episodes of “Jane the Virgin”, and the recently-announced “Jane” spin-off called “Jane the Novela”. According to their website, I Can and I Will productions goal is to “create art that tells stories from the unheard and unseen” in order to “increases empathy and understanding for all communities”.

To make this news even more exciting, “Diary of a Female President” is the brain-child of Cuban-American “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” writer Ilana Peña. Peña will be billed as the series creator and is also set to serve as writer.

The fact that there will be a children series with Latinas in front of and behind the camera can’t be overstated.

Ever the activist, Rodriguez has made it her mission to tell a diverse spectrum of stories with her newfound success, and much of her work is focused on making sure Latinos are adequately represented on screen. Rodriguez has said before that “[being] an advocate is important for [her]” because it gives her the chance to” create more opportunities” for the Latinx community.

We, for one, know that the idea of a Latina as Commander-In-Chief isn’t such a far-fetched idea. Here’s to hoping that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will consent to guest-starring on the new show!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

That’s right, Oscar’s real name is actually Emilio.

When it comes to the Academy Awards, there’s nothing more iconic than the actual Oscar award. That’s right, it’s not Björk’s swan dress or Jennifer Lopez’s beloved pink gown, when people think of the Oscar Awards it’s always the rip-chested statue with broad shoulders and muscled legs. The art deco god that everyone in entertainment dreams of one-day holding: the Oscar award.

But, as familiar as he may be, it turns out we don’t know Oscar very well.

Emilio Fernandez, born in Coahuila, Mexico, became the face of the Academy Awards thanks to a close friend.

Fernandez grew up during the Mexican Revolution and according to PRI, later left high school to become an officer for the Huertista rebels. In 1925, he was captured and sentenced to 20 years in prison but managed to escape his sentence and fled to Los Angeles.

Soon enough he began working as an extra in Hollywood and picked up the nickname “El Indio” when he met Dolores Del Rio, the silent film actress and wife of MGM Art Director Cedric Gibbons. the nickname was terrible but Del Rio and Fernandez became friends and when her husband was given an opportunity to design the award statuette fate happened.

Del Rio suggested Fernandez as a model for the statue and her husband agreed.

Fernandez’s life became much greater than a statue though, he became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He worked in numerous film productions in Mexico and in Hollywood starring in the 1944 film María Candelaria, the 1947 film Río Escondido and Vìctimas del Pecado made in 1951.

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