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Here Are All The Things You Should Know About Rising Star Ariela Barer From ‘Marvel’s Runaways’

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Ariela Barer might not be a name you recognize yet but she is definitely making moves in Hollywood. The 20-year-old plays Gertrude “Gert” Yorkes in “Marvel’s Runaways” on Hulu and even had a role in Netflix’s “One Day At A Time.” Your new favorite bruja is a breakout star and she’s bringing her Latinidad with her.

Barer is the Libra in chief.

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On Twitter, she writes about how she plans to start a cult this year and every sign will join it, except Sagittarius’ who will be sacrificed in Libra’s honor. True story.

Ariela is Jewish-Mexican.

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Both her parents are born in Mexico and they’re both Jewish. She was born in Los Angeles, but only ever ‘vacations’ in Mexico, because that’s where her whole family (besides her parents) live.

She and her sister are newly famous.

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Her big sister, Libe Alexandra Barer, plays Carly Bowman in Amazon Primes’ “Sneaky Pete.” She’s also been in “Parenthood” and a Subway commercial! Boo-yah. Power duo.

She can’t live without Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Yup. That girl is team Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and all you Takis fans will have to find a different cult leader.

She had no idea what she was auditioning for when she tried out for “Marvel’s Runaways.”

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She tells Remezcla, “I didn’t really know what I was auditioning for, which was sort of a blessing because it took a lot of the pressure off. I went in without hyping myself up too much about how big the Marvel Universe truly is. I got to go in and just connect with the script and the story and the people. The superhero elements just came naturally after that.”

She originally auditioned for the Molly Hernandez role, but nobody believed she was only 14 years old.

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IRL, she’s 20 years old. So they told her to read for the part of Gert, and she completely connected with the character. She was immediately asked back for a screen test.

She felt like she didn’t even have to try to be Gert. She is Gert.

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“She is someone I relate to completely,” she told Remezcla. “She’s exactly who I was when I was 16. I felt immediately connected to the character and was able to let all my insecurities go out the window. It was so liberating, which is exactly who Gert is as a character. It was a huge weight off my back. It was so perfect.”

Barer loves how Gert shows that superheroes can have anxiety.

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For her, Gert is the superhero of feminism and social activism. Unlike any social activist you follow on the interwebz, you get to see the vulnerable side of Gert. She told Bustle that she’s excited for her character to “open a conversation on mental illness.” Gracias, Barer.

She played Carmen, the goth friend obsessed with how mean Justina Machado’s character is to her.

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Her character ends up shedding light on immigration issues after her parents are deported and she’s forced to move to Texas to live with her uncle.

Caption: “A monitor shot from my very first episode when I could barely hold it together I was so excited to be there & now once again I am that excited cause #onedayatatime comes out on Netflix tonight at midnight!!!”

You might also recognize her from “Atypical.”

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Netflix’s genius original show from the perspective of a highly functioning autistic boy guest stars Ariela Barer. She starts out as his bully and gets punched in the face for it. By the end, she’s secretly smooching him in closets.

Barer is in a band called The Love-Inns!

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She told Sweety High, “It’s special to me because I started the band with my best friend Eden Hain when we were 16, and we’ve grown a lot together through our music.” The two are inseparable.

She doesn’t want you to hit on her.

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Never thought of putting a physical sign on my body. Geniosa.

She’s gay. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤🖤

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In December 2016, she tweeted, “Literally everything I do is to get back at the people who called me ugly & gay in middle school. They were right, but it was mean spirited!” The tweet is still pinned to her feed.

Barer won’t cross the picket line.

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Heard about the largest mass teacher strike in U.S. History? Well, Barer is here for it and wants you to wear red in solidarity. Her and Gert son la misma persona, don’t you think?

Barer is one hell of a feminist.

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She’s released an all-female “Lord of the Flies” reminiscent short film called “Ladyworld.” The premise is that eight girls are stranded in a house without electricity, and Barer uses that as a foundation to explore the female psyche. Yes, girl!

She likes cauliflower pizza.

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Yup. There’s one person on this earth that likes cauliflower pizza and it’s Ariela Barer. Her mom grinds up the cauliflower and makes her healthy pizza crust from scratch!

Her dream co-star is Viola Davis.

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Oh and her favorite show is “Jessica Jones.” She’s here for the dark, female-centered masterpieces of Marvel and turns out she’s one of them now!

She’s aiming to be a little less obsessive.

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“I tend to get obsessive over tiny things and overthink everything,” she tells Sweety High. “I’m trying to let things be and deal with things as they are in present time and not so much as they are in the million scenarios I’ve imagined in my head.” Lo mismo.

Her dream world is “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

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She would be happy for the rest of her life if she could just live in the world of TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Her ultimate dream is to do a musical number with Rebecca Bunch. Like, same.

She’s mejor amigas con Isabella Gomez.

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Find the two canoodling on “One Day at a Time” and IRL. I’m so here for this new Latina girl gang of Hollywood! Viva las mujeres!


READ: Isabella Gomez From ‘One Day At A Time’ Is Humbled To Be An Icon To The Latinx LGBTQ Community

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The Debut Trailer For ‘Hustlers’ Opens With J.Lo Showing Constance Wu How To Pole Dance And It’s Already The Sexiest Scene I’ve Seen In A Movie In A Long Time

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The Debut Trailer For ‘Hustlers’ Opens With J.Lo Showing Constance Wu How To Pole Dance And It’s Already The Sexiest Scene I’ve Seen In A Movie In A Long Time

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How badly do you want to see Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lizzo, and Cardi B dancing, stripping, and racking up pyramids of cash from unsuspecting dudes? A lot? Perfect: keep scrolling.

The sickening trailer for the badass film ‘Hustlers’ is finally here.

The trailer dropped Tuesday night at midnight and fans of strippers, fierce women, and especially Cardi B, we’re all totally here for it.

The film follows the story of a group of women who have formed their own extended family. They’re all strippers in the NYC area but then they decide to go bigger and start drugging and robbing ultra-wealthy Wall Street types.

The movie is actually inspired by a true story from a now-viral magazine story.

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The article, titled “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler, chronicles the real-life, modern Robin Hood story of a ring of strippers who ripped off wealthy clients.

The film is centered on two badass women, Destiny (Constance Wu) and Ramona (Jennifer Lopez).

Destiny is struggling to make ends meet and is helping to take care of her abuelita so she turns to stripping. This is how she meets Ramona who takes her under her wing and teaches Destiny everything she knows.

I mean Jennifer Lopez, on a pole, showing Constance Wu the moves. I. Am. Here. For. This!

Together with their extended family, these women decide to rob from the rich to help care for their loved ones.

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Based off true events, J.Lo’s, Constance Wu’s, Cardi B’s, and Lizzo’s characters step up their hustle to include drugging men and robbing them of thousands of dollars.

In one scene, J Lo’s character explains it away as simply taking money from bad Wall Street guys who stole money from everyone during the financial crisis.

Things start to get real cray cray real quick.

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The women end up drugging many of their clients to complete their heists…so you can see how things could quickly take a turn for the unexpected.

The plotline is amazing but many fans are here to support this gorgeous, talented, diverse cast of incredible women!

The casting director for this movie 100% deserves some serious stanning.

In addition to Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in badass lead roles but fans will also see Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Lizzo, and Usher on the big screen. Like what did we do deserve this masterpiece?!

Some in the Bardi-gang took to Twitter to say they’re kinda disappointed by the trailer.

They wanted more Cardi.

But whoever is running the Hustlers’ Twitter account was quick to calm their nerves.

According to the ‘Hustlers’ Twitter feed, “Cardi B is this movie.” Apparently, they didn’t wanna give it all away so soon. So Cardi B fans better get ready for her big screen acting debut.

Overall, ‘Hustlers’ looks like it just may be one of the fiercest movies of 2019.

See you at the movies!

Click below to check out the full trailer!

READ: Cardi B’s ‘Press’ Is Being Praised As A Look Into The Judicial System And Its Reliance On Old White Men

#IceBae Has Blown Up The Internet. Meet The Latina Border Patrol Agent Behind The Viral Hashtag That Has Latino Twitter Freaking Out

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#IceBae Has Blown Up The Internet. Meet The Latina Border Patrol Agent Behind The Viral Hashtag That Has Latino Twitter Freaking Out

A Latina Border Patrol agent has gone viral as #IceBae and from the looks of her new account on Twitter she seems to be enjoying the new found fame.

The agent, who identified herself as Kiara Cervantes, was photographed providing security for Mike Pence during his visit to a migrant detention center in Texas. From that photograph came #IceBae with thirsty fans calling her out for her beauty. But it also attracted many people who were appalled that a Latina would participate in the mass imprisonment of largely Latino men, women, and children.

All this started when a Latina Border Patrol guard was photographed providing security for Mike Pence at a migrant detention center.

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So, who is the Latina officer in the photograph? The female officer has since been identified as Kiara Cervantes.  Many of the original comments were focused on her good looks, which kicked off the pretty bizarre hashtag #IceBae

Since the photo went viral, Kiara has started up her own Twitter account and has already racked up nearly 37.5k followers in less than 2 days.

It looks like Cervantes enjoyed the new found attention and decided to create a Twitter account to capitalize on all the fame. She posted a video (which has since been deleted) introducing herself as the #IceBae.

Apprently, Ice Bae has all sorts of ‘supporters’ that she had to thank on Twitter.

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Because of the response to the original photo and that #IceBae was trending on Twitter with thousands of thirsty comments, Cervantes decided to create a Twitter account. One of her first tweets was to thank everyone for all the ‘support’ and to tell her ‘supporters’ how much she loves them.

She’s also taken to Twitter to share some selfies of her in uniform with her new found supporters.

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Because when you work at a detention center that houses migrants in overcrowded cages and is at the center of an international scandal, of course selfies should be on your list of to-dos.

At least a few people on Twitter tried to help her out with some caption ideas for her new photo…

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I mean that is pretty clever if it wasn’t so depressing.

And this person who kept her caption suggestion poignant yet simple.

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What would you caption her photo with?

Seriously, the people are not here for it.

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Apart from all of #IceBae’s supporters, her detractors are definitely speaking out on social media. Many pointed out how by sexualizing Cervantes they were also sexualizing the dehumanization of the very people being held in the detention centers.

Rapper Fat Nick, called her out as ‘literal scum’, that her family would be ashamed of.

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Cervantes fired back Sunday at rapper Fat Nick who tweeted that her family will disown her and “shame on any Hispanic working for ice of anything of that nature.”

“I think that’s really rude and naive of you to say,” she tweeted. “You have no idea who my parents are and no idea what goes into my job on a daily basis… before speaking on something you know nothing about…. DONT. Regardless I’m blessed and thankful for the career I have.”

Another Twitter user pointed out what pretty much most of the Latino community is thinking.

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One Twitter user, among thousands of others, called #IceBae what many are thinking: a guard at a concentration camp. For people to be idolizing a person who is supporting a system of injustice, racism, and bigotry, has many people across social media very upset, particularly those in the Latino community who feel #IceBae has turned her back on them.

READ: Sickening Screenshots Show Border Patrol Agents Laughing About Migrant Deaths

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