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Christian Grey Can’t Get You Hot and Bothered Like these Latino Protagonists

E.L. James’ Grey series is a flaccid excuse for sexual fantasy.  For something to leave you on the brink of ecstasy, try these books and movies written and directed by Latinos.

Sex Love Repeat

By Alessandra Torre

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Written for women that need not one, but two men to keep them satisfied. Are they enough?

Excerpt: “You are mine,” he grunts out, pumping into me, the length and level of his arousal brutal. “Mine,” he swears, as he releases my mouth and turns me around, pushing me forward as he yanks my legs back, one hand hard on my back, the other gripping my ass. He doesn’t slow the movement, giving me full, hard thrusts, my breasts bouncing from the top of my dress, the mirror above the sink giving me a full view of my slutdom. Paul, in worn jeans, a white tee-shirt, light hair mussed, mouth open, intensity over his face. His reflection pulls at my hair, tilting my head back, and I find his eyes on mine in the mirror.

Y Tu Mamá También

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Y tu mama tambien

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There are drugs and adventures and sex — mostly sex — in this film. It’s the voraciously carnal kind of sex that leaves you gasping for breath.

Como Agua Para Chocolate

Film by Alfonso Arau / Novel by Laura Esquivel

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For those in a couple, I dare you not to rip each other’s clothes off.  For those that are single, I dare you not to reach for you trusty vibrator by the time she reaches her hand between her thighs.

The Last Night I Spent with You

By Mayra Montero

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Because sexual stalemates do not have to endure, long-time married couple Cecila and Fernando embark on a sexual adventure to the Caribbean to reignite desire and satiate fantasies.

Excerpt: Celia burst into laughter, her bare breasts trembled, and in a final maternal gesture she put her hand between my legs, found me with her fingers, and gave me a circular caress, free now of all desire, a grateful, gentle caress, like the faithful licking of an animal.

Las Edades de Lulú

Film directed by Bigas Luna / Novel by Almudena Grandes

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For those tied and bound by morality, Lulú takes you on an exploration of sexual freedom that teeters on perversion.

Excerpt: Me besó dos veces, en la cara interior del muslo izquierdo. Luego alargó la mano hacia la bandeja, cogió un bote de cristal de color miel, lo abrió y hundió dos dedos, el índice y el corazón de la mano derecha, en su interior. Era crema, una crema blanca, grasienta y perfumada. Rozó con sus dedos mis labios recién afeitados, depositando su contenido sobre la piel. Sentí un nuevo escalofrío, estaba helada. Entonces pensé que quedaba todavía mucho invierno y que los pelos tardarían en crecer. No iba a ser muy agradable. Mientras tanto, Pablo recopilaba tranquilamente todos los objetos que habían intervenido en la operación, devolviéndolos a la bandeja, que empujó a un lado. Después, también él se desplazó hacia mi derecha, desbloqueando el espejo que tenía delante. Mi sexo me pareció un montoncito de carne roja y abultada. A ambos lados de la grieta central, se extendían dos largos trazos blancos. La visión me recordó a Patricia, de bebé, cuando mamá le ponía bálsamo antes de cambiarle los pañales. Pablo me miraba y sonreía. –¿Te gustas? Estás preciosa… –¿No me la vas a extender? –No. Hazlo tú. Alargué la mano abierta, preguntándome qué sentiría después. Mis yemas tropezaron con la crema, que se había puesto blanda y tibia, y comenzaron a distribuirla arriba y abajo, moviéndose sobre la piel resbaladiza, lisa y desnuda, caliente, igual que las piernas en verano después de la cera, hasta hacer desaparecer por completo aquellas dos largas manchas blancas. Luego me resistí a abandonar. La tentación era demasiado fuerte, y dejé que mis dedos resbalaran hacia dentro, una vez, dos veces, sobre la carne hinchada y pegajosa. Pablo se acercó a mí, me metió un dedo con delicadeza, lo extrajo y lo llevo a mi boca.

What novels and movies by Latinos get your heart rate up? Tell us. We want to hear from you.

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Here’s Who We Want to Play Legendary Cuban-American Triple-Threat Sammy Davis Jr. In His Upcoming Biopic

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Here’s Who We Want to Play Legendary Cuban-American Triple-Threat Sammy Davis Jr. In His Upcoming Biopic

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Looks like Sammy Davis Jr. is finally getting his place in the sun. On Wednesday, Variety announced that MGM will be producing a biopic about the Cuban-American triple threat. The prolific writer and actor Lena Waithe will be co-producing. The script will be based off of Davis Jr.’s daughter’s biography: “Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father”.

According to reports, the movie will take a close look at the legendary singer’s later life and his relationship with his daughter. It will also give us a peak into Davis Jr.’s younger days, showing us flashbacks from his time as a “child prodigy” to a “global superstar”.

For those who are unfamiliar with Sammy Davis Jr., he was an immensely popular star of ’50s and ’60s. He was what some people would call the original “triple threat”–he could dance, sing, and act. And he did all three excellently.

Throughout his life, he would lie and say his Cuban-born mother, Elvera Sanchez, was of Puerto Rican descent. Later he admitted that he did this because he was afraid that the prevailing anti-Cuban sentiment in the wake of the Cuban missile crisis would have hurt his career.

But Sammy Davis Jr. was perhaps most known for being a member of the legendary “Rat Pack”–a powerful group of Hollywood hotshots that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. Their collective power and raucous Vegas stays made them living legends in their time.

But beneath the fortune and fame, Davis Jr. struggled with internal demons. He was of a victim of the brutal racism of the entertainment industry, as well as his unrelenting health and addiction problems. He eventually died in 1990 at the age of 64 due to cirrhosis.

We hope that the upcoming movie does Sammy Davis Jr.’s story justice! Here are the actors we would love to see fill the very talented shoes of the Afro-Cubano star.

Jharrel Jerome

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Jharrel Jerome took the world by storm when he portrayed the wrongly accused Korey Wise in “When They See Us”. His performance was so moving that he won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series. We’d love to see this gifted Dominican performer try his hand at playing Sammy. It also doesn’t hurt that he has a music career too.

Miguel

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Miguel captured our hearts long ago with his powerful but soothing vocals. We fell in love with him even more when the Mexican-American singer sang “Remember Me” at the 2018 Oscars. Plus, he’s acted before. So you know he’s no rookie.

Kid Cudi

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You may know Kid Cudi mostly as a hip-hop artist, but this rapper of Mexican descent also has a successful acting career. We also know that he would be able to tap into the pain and struggle of Davis Jr’s inner turmoil.

Elijah Kelley

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Elijah Kelley is an immensely multi-talented singer-actor who you may know from hits like “Hairspray” and “The Butler”. He isn’t Afro-Latino (which we would love to see), but he’s a phenomenal singer and dancer. And he even looks a bit like Sammy Davis Jr!

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Netflix’s ‘Vampires vs. The Bronx’ Is Your New Quarantine Binge That Hilarious Roasts Gentrifiers

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Netflix’s ‘Vampires vs. The Bronx’ Is Your New Quarantine Binge That Hilarious Roasts Gentrifiers

Vampires vs. The Bronx

Over the weekend, to kick off the start of October, streamers unleashed a whole new slate of movies and series to binge while in isolation. To celebrate the Halloween season, most of the films and series are creep-related, drawing from some of our greatest everyday fears as All Hallows’ Eve content is often wont to do.

Using one of the scariest modern-day realities, Netflix’s newest film Vampires vs. The Bronx digs into one of the world’s scariest concepts: gentrification!

Ahh!!

Netflix’s newest movie, Vampires vs. The Bronx, follows three teenage boys fighting to save their neighborhood from bloodsucking gentrifiers.

The horror comedy film was written and directed by “Saturday Night Live” film segment director Osmany Rodriguez. You might know the director from his work on hysterical shorts for SNL including 2018’s “Complicit” which starred Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump. Rodriguez also wrote the series’ faux Levi’s Woke commercial which featured Ryan Gosling, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, and Kenan Thompson.

According to Deadline, “Vampires vs. The Bronx” watches as “gentrification from an unlikely and deadly source creeps into the Bronx, a group of teenage friends rally to save the beloved local bodega and fight against a supernatural force intent on taking over their home at all costs.”

The new film takes audiences into the treasures of a neighborhood like The Bronx (like local bodegas and block parties) while introducing its worst nightmares (rocketing real estate prices, kale, and strange new business concepts).

So far, the film which was released on Oct. 2, has received rave reviews.

Speaking about the new Netflix pic, film reviewer RogerEbert.com describes the film as an observation of gentrification “for what it is—a form of white supremacy—and makes it an unmistakable evil, in which the pale monsters try to demoralize the residents by referring to the Bronx as ‘somewhere where no one cares when people disappear.'”

The best part? The new horror-comedy blasts us with all of the Latinidad.

With references to Sammy Sosa, characters who make up the full spectrum of U.S. Latin Americans (including Afro-Latino, and Haitian) this one seems like a classic in the making!

Check out the trailer below!

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