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In Celebration Of Funny Latinas

Hot Take Time:Latinas aren’t given nearly enough credit for being the funniest people on the planet.

Let’s fix that by focusing on a few of the most hilarious women in recent history. OK? OK!

Velia Martínez

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If you’ve never seen “¿Qué Pasa, USA?,” you need to get on that immediately. If you’re already a fan, you’ll agree the show’s shining star is far and away Velia Martínez as the quintessential Cuban abuela. The episode in which she attempts to pass her citizenship test is *kisses fingertips* pure comedic gold, especially when you keep in mind that Velia was actually fluent in English the entire time.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria gets a lot of well-deserved attention for her work in politics and media in general, but not enough is said about her truly impeccable comedic timing. Need evidence? Look no further than her Golden Globes bit with fellow Latina America Ferrera.

America Ferrera

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…Speaking of America: Yup, she’s here, too! Because as excited as we are for her turn in “Superstore,” “Ugly Betty” remains a comedy classic thanks in large part to America’s expert ability to mix being hopelessly awkward and endlessly endearing in a charming, hilarious way.

Shayla Rivera

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If you’ve never watched Shayla Rivera’s thoughts on why there’s no dude equivalent of “Girls Gone Wild” for women, do yourself a huge favor and watch that now. With all due respect to those with balls, “huevos aren’t pretty.” Sorry.

Sandra Valls

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Sandra mines a lot of humor not only from being female and Latina (like, you know, every other awesome person on this list), but also from being gay. Check out her bit on being gay, Mexican and pale (Yes, she’s heard aaaallll the nicknames) right over here.

Aida Rodriguez

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Aida’s stand-up comedy is based on saying the things we all want to, but usually can’t. For example, when discussing the joys of motherhood Aida says, “I have a seventeen-year-old daughter. And I don’t like that bitch.” Which: fair. We’ve all been a teen girl. We get it.

Aubrey Plaza

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Not only was she basically the poster woman for grumpy Latinas everywhere as April Ludgate, Aubrey was also the voice of the grumpiest of all cats. She’s made the switch to the big screen in movies like “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Safety Not Guaranteed” (where she showed she can do more subtle, “why-is-this-making-me-cry” comedy, too) and “The To Do List.” Plus, she’s Chris Bosh’s mom.

Anjelah Johnson

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Anjelah Johnson’s been at this whole comedy thing for some time now. You might remember her best for her time on MADtv, but she’s also been in movies, including lending her voice to “The Book of Life.” If you want more Anjelah, you can enjoy her 2015 comedy special, “Not Fancy,” riiiight now.

Belita Moreno

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A fact about ICON Belita Moreno: Not only was she one of the best, most hilarious things about “George Lopez,” she also had a role in CAMP CLASSIC “Mommie Dearest,” which automatically makes her an idol now and forever. Honestly, just look at her acting credits — which include “Full House,” “Golden Girls,” “Roseanne” and “Melrose Place” — and bow down.

Sofia Vergara

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No matter how you might feel like about her character Gloria’s comments about what it means to be Colombian, there’s no doubt that Sofia, in addition to being a pretty phenomenal business woman, is a kickass comedic actress with terrific timing and a willingness to do whatever it takes for the sake of a joke.

Cristela Alonzo

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Her NBC sitcom was gone too soon, but we cannot wait to see what Cristela comes up with next. And in the meantime, we have her stellar stand-up to keep us going. Her bit about going to nightclubs is a great place to start.

Gina Brillon

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Like, I want to hang out with Gina Brillon. I want us to get drinks and maybe some mozzarella stick situation and just talk about whatever she feels like that talking about…like being in your 30s and still loving the beautiful tragedy that is Forever 21. Plus, she just so happens to be Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ protégée. No big deal.

Sofia Gonzalez

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Sofia’s been featured on BuzzFeed and Más Mejor and is set to star in an upcoming comedy on ABC. So keep your eye on her for sure. In the meantime, you can check out her web series about dating (and then very quickly… not dating).

Cardi B

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Cardi B is, in a word, perfect. She’s woke, ambitious, driven, smart, and funny as hell. Her Instagram videos are super addictive and will keep you laughing for hours. If you’re not devoted to Cardi B, then we can’t be friends. This is, after all, the woman who gave the world the immortal phrase “A ho never gets cold.”

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Did we miss your favorite funny Latina? Let us know, below!

This Latina Mom Forces Dog To Pick Up Its Own Poop

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This Latina Mom Forces Dog To Pick Up Its Own Poop

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Latina moms aren’t about animal life. They’ve told you a million times, why would they want an animal in the house who will undoubtedly destroy the yard, poop all over the place, and ultimately end up having to clean up after them? Because as much as you declare that you will clean up after the pet, you never actually get around to doing it. It makes no sense for an animal to take up space, be a burden on the household, and cost extra money that you don’t have. Yes, we know, no pets in the house. We also know that moms have a sweet spot for the vulnerable. So let’s just say you bring a dog or cat home, there’s no way in hell your mom will throw it out on the street (we hope not anyway). They will, however, demand, the house remains clean at all times no matter what. Case in point.

This little doggy named Maxie accidentally left his poop on the couch and mama was not too pleased.

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Her daughter Raquel caught the whole thing on her cell and her mom is going off on their dog Maxie. “Para que no lo vuela hacer,” she said as she’s making the dog pick up paper towels with both paws and carefully pick up the poop without ever once getting it on her own hands. So brilliant, and yet how did she manage to do that? We’re so impressed.

You can hear Raquel laughing the entire time, and the mom proclaims that Maxie the dog can’t even bear to look at his own poop. 

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Poor Maxie looks ashamed as he’s being dragged to the bathroom. Yes, she took the dog to the bathroom so he could flush it down the toilet. “Cochino” she tells Maxie. “And don’t do that again!”

This wasn’t the first time Maxie got in trouble for making a mess. A while ago he got reprimanded for tearing up tissue and leaving it all over the place.

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“I’ve had enough with you,” she tells Maxie, and once again makes him grab his own mess, with her help of course. Maxie again looks guilty as charged and won’t look at the trash but understands what he did wrong. 

People on social media could relate to poor Maxie because their moms forced their dog to clean up their mess too! We had no idea this was a thing.

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Now that we’ve seen at least two dogs forced to pick up after themselves, it doesn’t look too hard. 

This dog had it rough though. 

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“You don’t do that!” mom tells the dog. We think he learned his lesson, however, that whole house looks sort of messy, so who’s really to blame?

By the way, cats can pick up stuff too.

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So to all the moms that pretend to hate pets, we know the truth. You’re a softy!

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That goes for dads too!

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For any kid (or adult) still living at home, if your parent says they don’t want a pet in the house, just bring it on by. They’ll be part of the family in no time. 

We do have some sad news to report. The video that Raquel posted of her dog Maxie was kind of old, and she informed her followers that Maxie died late last this year.

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The video is an old video fo the little pup. While Maxie is no longer with us physically, he has made a mark on everyone who has seen the video and we have to thank him for that.

People on social media weren’t too thrilled to hear this kind of sad update.

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We were surprised about this stunning news as well. 

Looks like people got attached to Maxie pretty quickly. 

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Poor little guy. Do you think the trauma of having to pick up his own poop is what made pass away?? That would be horrible and probably not something you could prove anyway. Plus, we doubt Raquel’s mom would want to know that he suffered from PTSD from mortification of having to pick up his own poop. 

We’re pretty sad about this too. 

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Oh, Maxie!!

We’ll always have these sweet memories of you having to face the humiliation of having to pick up your own poop and throw it in the toilet.

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Never forget. 

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It’s Romance Awareness Month And These Latino RomComs Are Perfect For Your Next Netflix And Chill

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It’s Romance Awareness Month And These Latino RomComs Are Perfect For Your Next Netflix And Chill

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Did you know that August is Romance Awareness Month? We’re guessing that, even if you didn’t, you probably felt it in your gut – and that’s what led you here. To get into the spirit of things, we’ve put together a list of ten latino rom-coms for you to watch through the dying days of summer. Just don’t blame us if you end up on a movie binge, babes.

1. Maid in Manhattan

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Jennifer Lopez captures our hearts in this 2002 fairytale-like movie that would put the original Cinderella story to shame. Lopez stars as a hard-working single mom stuck balancing parenting duties with her long hours at a ritzy hotel in, you guessed it, Manhattan. Ralph Fiennes – the guy who is actually Voldemort in the Harry Potter films – plays JLo’s rich, handsome, and effortlessly charming love interest. 

2. Doña Herlinda y Su Hijo (Dona Herlinda and Her Son)

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Would it be possible to have a list of Latino rom-coms without a movie about a mother overly invested in her child’s love life? Welcome to the kitsch 1985 film, Doña Herlinda y Su Hijo. Dona is determined to see her son give her the grandchild she so desperately wants. The catch? He’s gay. And, not only that – he’s head over heels for a student in Guadalajara. So what happens when Dona arranges a marriage, to a woman, for her son? Guess you’ll just have to watch to find out.

3. Hitch

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If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this one before, then don’t be surprised to find out that Will Smith hasn’t even aged since this 2005 banger of a romance. Smith plays Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, who’s basically a dating coach crossed with every sleazy pick up artist you’ve feared swiping right on. His smooth game is disrupted when he meets Eva Mendes’ Sara, a career-driven, sassy Latina. Hijinks ensue as both of them eventually discover the value of a real, connected relationship.

4. Tan de repente (Suddenly)

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This 2002 black and white film begins with what seems like the start of just another workday for salesgirl Marcia. Of course, it’s anything but. She somehow ends up propositioned by two aggressive, dagger-wielding lesbians – Mao and Lenin. Even though Marcia isn’t interested, she’s abducted by the two, and is spirited away to the Lenin’s estranged aunt’s house. It’s there that Marcia learns that the two women aren’t as tough as they originally seemed.

5. From Prada to Nada

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Loosely based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Sense and Sensibility, From Prada to Nada revolves around the trials and tribulations of two spoiled sisters left penniless from their father’s sudden death, who are forced to live with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles. The two girls figure out pretty quickly that they’re going to have to work hard to get their standing back – whether it be by chasing careers, or chasing boys. 

6. Chasing Papi

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This 2003 rom-com, starring Roselyn Sánchez, Sofía Vergara, and Jaci Velasquez, centers around three women who discover that they’ve all been dating the same man. Surprise surprise, they’ve all affectionately nicknamed him “Papi”. The movie twists and turns into not only chasing Papi, but also avoiding the cops and some shady criminals.

7. Elura, Te Daría Mi Vida Pero Lo Estoy Usando (Elvira, I would give you my life but I am using it)

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Released in 2014, this film follows 40 year old mother of two, Elvira, in her quest to find her husband, Gustavo. Even though all signs point to the likelihood of Gustavo having an illicit affair, Elvira doesn’t rest until her husband is found.

8. ¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño? (Don’t Blame The Kid)

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Our fave Karla Souza from How to Get Away With Murder stars as Maru in this Mexican film about a one-night stand that goes awry. After discovering she’s pregnant after a drunken night of fun, Maru decides the only way to move forward is by moving in with the father of her soon-to-be child. Naturally, things ramp up after she decides to move in with a complete stranger – but isn’t that the beauty of a classic rom-com?

9. Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)

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Considering this was the first Cuban film to be nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign language film, this 1994 gem begins with hints of a cute gay rom-com, before transforming into something else. The romance in this film is set against the political complexities of the Castro regime.

10. Corazón de Leon (Heart of a Lion)

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This 2017 rom-com starts with the protagonist, León, discovering a lost cell phone. Naturally, he decides to call the owner, Ivana. Feeling their mutual attraction, León asks her out on a whim. But, he’s left out an important detail: he’s 4.4 feet tall. From there, Corazón de Leon explores how their mutual attraction could overcome shallow societal expectations.

So which movie are you going to watch first? Or, have you already seen them all? Tell us about it on our Facebook page – you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

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