Latina Wonder

Monday, November 28, 2005

Films and fun

This class has made me look at films differently.
Before this class I could be entertained, now I have to look for everything that is wrong with the film.
the roles that all minorities play
what they wear, how they talk, etc...etc...
I miss the good old days when watching a film was easy and fun.
Diana the lion

Wish you well

To my teacher,
Sorry you have a fever. hope you feel better soon.
Chin up
Best
Diana the lion

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bamboozle

This movie took every sterotype and blew it up to mega size and then blew it up some more.
Black face nigger
white black man
black white man
sleeping with the boss
performing for the man
Spike was screaming out to the masses but I do not think that anyone heard him
He could not end it with an OSCAR award, because that would mean defeat or would it speak louder to the masses that sterotyping is still prelavant in society?
A African American in our class said that C.Rice was no longer a black woman.
If so then are Black who are successful no longer Black? I did not understand that. Is that waht Black has to do to fit in to succed?
Delacroix had to behave like a white man to succed.
This movie was very hard to take but only because it was yelling the truth to the masses who are still not listening.
Diana the lion

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

God Bless

To my teacher Mrs. Lambiase,
I Hope you feel better, stay strong and know that your class is thinking good thoughts for you.
Best
Diana the lion

Sunday, October 30, 2005

J Lo

Has J Lo done anything to advance the image of Latina's in movies?
Lets look
On one hand yes because she can get the film made by signing on to star in it.
But
In her last movie, she played a young woman who did not have a career. She walked dogs, helped her friend out by working as wait staff at a party and of course a day job. Now this could be looked at as a hard worker who does what ever it takes to make it. but I think the script writers could have given her a career, teacher, lawyer, etc...
good thing was
she did not play a maid like in her previous movie. and she has played strong women in other films????
jury is still out on this one.
Diana the lion

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

cancer

I am amazed by my teacher. She has breast cancer and still comes to class. I will say a prayer for you. I will send you good thoughts. I hope your hair does not fall out, but if it does we can have a hat day in class.
Cancer be gone.
Diana

Monday, October 10, 2005

ads in mags

Every look at ads in magazines. Wow what smut in some magazines.
Naked women, where are the naked men? Never noticed before the ads because i never paid attention to them much. this class is great at paying attention to the small details. Things are off a lot. If you put a naked woman in an ad then even it out with a naked man on the next page. that would be something. Is some of this stuff porn?
Diana the lion

Sunday, October 02, 2005

sex in ads

It upsets me, a women with curves, that all the images of women in ads are skinny bitches. Where do these women come from? I see no one like this where i live. I do not think they are normal. I have a daughter who will grow up thinking that super skinny is normal. It is very upsetting. When will ads catch up to the real world? Never; if we do nothing about it.
Class opened my eyes and made me think of things to come.
Diana the lion