This research studies how Latinas have been characterized in Hollywood movies and television in the past twenty years, questioning who is able to portray Hispanic women, who gets to be considered a Hispanic woman in Hollywood, and what productions look for when casting a “Latina” character. Data analysis includes analysis of films with Latinas as the central characters and the roles Hispanic women play in films. I aim to trace how the perception of Latinas has changed over the past twenty years in film and television in order to highlight the lack of diversity in films and television and to turn the spotlight onto the need for the creation of more realistic stories for Hispanic women.
Colletti, Eliana Marie; Bent, Emily; and Peralta, Pamela Fuentes
"The Malleable Latina: The Construction of Hispanic Womanhood in Hollywood,"
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities: Vol. 13:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/ijurca/vol13/iss1/6