From Prada to Nada…Oh give me a break!

Dear East LA community,

Don’t you just love being reduced to a cultural  stereotype?  Here’s the latest, plastic, fake, novela inspired, cinderella story produced by Televisa, a co-production with Lion’s Gate. Only this time it’s showing at your nearest movie theater.

From Prada to Nada is a new movie “coming pronto.” I just ask you, can we please skip it? Just by watiching the trailer, I feel both speechless and wanting to rant.

There are so many clichés and corny references, I can only imagine the Televisa producers had a blast mashing them all together in one big blob of a movie.  And why not! Al cabo que nosotros no sabemos distinguir cuando estamos viendo un CHURRO en el cine, no?  Here’s just a sample of  the elements of the story, seen on the trailer: People with weird Latino accents (check!); lowriders (check!); gangsters (check!); cholas sin cejas(check!); Mexican mechanic (check!); women “costureras” sewing in the hood (check!); immigation issues (check!); casas de colores fosforescentes (check!); gringos afraid of Mexicanos (check!); everybody falls in love at the end (check!)…

Let’s see, what are we missing? Oh yes, the Frida Kahlo disguise and unibrow reference? Check! Check! Check! (Ya ni la amuelan Televisos, de veras!)

Ugh..I am so upset right now I can’t even tell you. Wonder how Jane Austen would feel if she read the synopsis:

From Prada to Nada, a modern twist on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is a new romantic comedy starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Kuno Becker and Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza. It’s a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so “90210” she refuses to admit she is of Mexican descent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down…


Clever title, churro of a movie!


One thought on “From Prada to Nada…Oh give me a break!

  1. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…no,no! cómo está este arreglo? es un catálogo de cliches, parece una farsa de esas que se aventaban en los programas chafísimas que daban a media noche en Fox hace algunos lustros…que insulto, se que es sano saber reirse de uno mismo, pero esto es burlarse y eso ya no es sano…no les basta a los ‘televisos’ burlarse de toda la población con la basura que les meten en la cabeza todas las tardes?! ahora ya se hicieron de una pantalla 20mil veces más grande que las tv del mexicano comun y una audiencia de las mismas proporciones…pensemos que la población mundial, la que no esta bajo los efectos hipnotizadores de Televisa sepa identificar este churro relleno de cliche antes de que le den una probadita…lo escribí todo en espanol, es que estoy furiosa!!!

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