One of the best Hispanic characters in 1980’s Sci-Fi: Private Vazquez.
I really love her character’s role as a big ‘fuck you’ to her male-dominated marine unit that is sent on the suicide mission in this film.
It was sad to find out that the role was not even played by a Hispanic actress. Looks like Maria Conchita Alonso was booked and Edward James Olmos probably looks like shit with a wig.
I am not opposed to roles being played by people outside of the ethnic or racial classification of the character. Having said that, it would have been nice for this heroic female role to have been an opportunity to shatter the ethnic and cultural barrier experienced by many Hispanic and Latino actors in the United States. It’s been how many years since The King and I?
No hard feelings against Jenette Goldstein though, she is wonderful in this role :)
Posted on Wednesday, 15 February
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