When I began covering Lifetime’s new soap Devious Maids last year, I was every bit the open-minded – albeit conflicted – journalist. The internal debate I was having about the show – about five Hispanic maids – went something like: “Well, there’ll finally be a television show with a primarily Latina cast!” Followed by, “But they’re all maids.” A slew of thoughts ensued, all along the lines of “We Latinas are more than maids – we’re doctors, engineers, bankers and more,” and then “maids are people too and that’s how many immigrants earn their start in this country.” READ FULL STORY
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Devious Maids — the latest from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and based on a Mexican soap opera, Ellas son la Alegría del Hogar – follows the lives of four Latina maids working amongst the rich and crazy in southern California. With Eva Longoria as one of the executive producers and starring Ugly Betty‘s Ana Ortiz, Entourage‘s Dania Ramírez, Scrubs’ Judy Reyes, and Without A Trace‘s Roselyn Sánchez, there’s some serious Latina power coming from this show. Nonetheless, for a show with this type of premise, there was always going to be some evidence of stereotypes. READ FULL STORY
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