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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Somebody get the shovel out of Gina Rodriguez’s hands because she officially went there with anti-black sentiments and said the N-word. Cue tear and the moment she dusts off her Afro-Latina card to excuse herself from backlash.
The former star of CW’s ‘Jane The Virgin’ has been ruffling feathers in the Black Twitter community for a while. Criticism of Rodriguez and her approach to speaking about and to the Black community goes all of the way back to 2017 when the actress criticized “Black Panther” for its lack of Latino inclusion. During a 2018 press junket, the Puerto Rican actress attempted to “All Lives Matter” actress Yara Shahidi when she was asked about being a role model for black girls When the actress tried once again to. Then, this year the actress was slammed not once by twice within a matter of months after she falsely stated that Latinas are paid less than any other race in Hollywood and then cried during a radio interview and essentially accused the Black community of being too hard on her while also using her father, who she claims is Afro-Latino, as an excuse for not being anti-Black.
Now the actress is facing backlash after posting a video of herself using the N-word while singing.
On Tuesday, Rodriguez posted a video of herself singing along to “Ready or Not” by the Fugees to her Instagram stories.
“Voodoo, I could do what you do, believe me,” Rodriguez sang in the video, “N***** give me heebie-jeebies.” The video stayed up on her stories for 3 hours before it was taken down. Later the actress apologized for her use of words saying in another story that she was sorry for singing along to the lyrics, which doesn’t really address the true issue.
“Hey what’s up everybody I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to the Fugees to a song that I love that I grew up on. I love Lauren Hill and I’m really sorry if I offended you,” she said.
Many have speculated that Rodriguez thought because she was singing a lyrics she could get away with using the derogatory term.
Others have accused the actress of being flip with her apology.
Nevertheless, Rodriguez’s reaction to backlash is pretty on-brand for her previous anti-Black sentiments.
Disney’s $7 rival to Netflix is almost here and Disney fans (plus Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and more) are basically freaking out at the idea of the platform. So today’s news of the lineup – all 645 titles – has sent the Internet into overdrive.
News that Disney+ will be streaming its own big-budget movies plus exclusive shows from various outlets and its own studios, along with much loved Disney classics has us freaking out too.
Here are some of the most exciting titles we’re already mentally queuing up for launch day (which is November 12th btw).
Disney announced the titles (all 645 of them) that will be available when the network launches its Disney+ service on November 12.
Disney has called it the future of the company: Disney Plus. It’s the entertainment giant’s upcoming streaming service for almost everything it creates. It’ll be the exclusive home to stream theatrical blockbusters from Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and Disney’s own studios — Avengers: Endgame, for example, will be available to stream on Dec. 11. Plus, Disney is ramping up a slate of original shows and movies based on those brands and others.
While the streamer is set to be the home to the House of Mouse’s new slate of original content, from a handful of Marvel and Star Wars shows, including The Mandalorian, and reboots of popular nostalgia properties like Lizzie McGuire, it’s also meant to be a one-stop-shop where fans can revisit classic and underrated movies from throughout Disney history.
While Disney+ won’t be releasing every single title from the coveted Disney Vault on its launch date, hundreds films and series will be available for subscribers’ viewing pleasure.
With less than a month until its launch, Disney Plus has been offering preorders in the US — some with discounts — and started touting its library of hundreds of movies.
Overall, Disney Plus will cost $7 a month in the US, or $70 (about $5.83 a month) if you prepay for a full year. That monthly rate is about half the price of HBO Now and a big discount compared with Netflix. And because Disney Plus will have four simultaneous streams and perks like 4K and Dolby Atmos, its $7 subscription compares most closely with Netflix’s $16-a-month tier.
Disney isn’t taking the launch lightly – they made the announcement in a 300 thread long tweet.
The super long Twitter thread highlighted many of the classics that would be coming to the platform (including Cinderella)along with several of the network’s new shows. And people are freaking out. The tweet has more than 65,000 likes and has been viewed more than 5 million times.
From old Disney classics…
Among this immense catalog of Disney+ content you’ll find plenty of movIes and TV shows like Star Wars, The Simpsons, Pixar, and Marvel, as well as new Disney Plus-exclusive shows like TheMandalorian. And even though the Twitter thread contains 629 items, Disney said this wasn’t the end, as the thread ended with: “We did that. And the announcements aren’t even over yet… Stay tuned for more soon!”
To major modern blockbusters…
Who knows what else the Mouse House plans to add to the Disney Plus catalog. Some of the most iconic films of all time are on this list, and some very obscure titles are as well. But there are also some notable movies that won’t be on Disney+ at launch, including most of the MCU.
The streaming platform will feature original content as well, including shows like The Mandalorian.
It’s got Diego Luna. Say no more. We’ll be streaming this from 12:01 am.
As the list was being made public, some Twitter users took it upon themselves to poke fun at Disney’s uber-expansive inventory of content.
Seeing all of these classics and all of these modern titles, including franchises many people didn’t even realize were owned by Disney, caused people a lot of shock.
Lots of people accused Disney of basically owning the world and all the entertainment options available. And with their impressive (read: epic) catalogue of movies and TV shows, it’s hard to argue against that.
But this reaction basically summed up the overwhelming vibes surrounding Disney’s accouncement.
Regardless of how you feel about Disney’s borderline monopoly on the world’s entertainment, you have to admit how exciting it is to reconnect with some of your childhood favorites.
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