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June 16, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Steve Weinstein is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Resist Much, Obey Little. -- Walt Whitman Yeah, but Walt Whitman never had to do a sitcom in Hollywood . --Richard Montoya, of Culture Clash The plan sounded simple: Put three, hip Latino guys in a prime-time sitcom. Latinos who spoke fluent English without an accent and didn't conform to the stereotypes that many whites have of Latinos as being lazy, or drug dealers, or murderous gangbangers.
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October 14, 1992 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Latino media invisibility may be a much-discussed topic, but hardly anyone agrees on the solution. For the comedy quartet known as Latins Anonymous, the answer isn't guerrilla warfare, nor even picket lines. "We're not militant," admits Luisa Leschin. "We do not want to slam the system. We absolutely feel that we want to be a part of it and that we should be a part of it, and yet we feel excluded."
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June 16, 1992 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the late 1980s, future members of the Latins Anonymous comedy quartet gave up complaining about the kinds of roles--maids, gardeners, gang members, drug dealers and other stereotypes--commonly offered to Latino actors. Instead of abandoning their craft, these four frustrated, insulted actors and actresses turned to writing their own material.
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October 8, 1992 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Latino media invisibility may be a much-discussed topic, but hardly anyone agrees on the solution. For the comedy quartet known as Latins Anonymous, the answer isn't guerrilla warfare, nor even picket lines. "We're not militant," admits Luisa Leschin. "We do not want to slam the system. We absolutely feel that we want to be a part of it and that we should be a part of it, and yet we feel excluded."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1992 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Latino media invisibility may be a much-discussed topic, but hardly anyone agrees on the solution. For the comedy quartet known as Latins Anonymous, the answer isn't guerrilla warfare, nor even picket lines. "We're not militant," admits Luisa Leschin. "We do not want to slam the system. We absolutely feel that we want to be a part of it and that we should be a part of it, and yet we feel excluded."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1992 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Latino media invisibility may be a much-discussed topic, but hardly anyone agrees on the solution. For the comedy quartet known as Latins Anonymous, the answer isn't guerrilla warfare, nor even picket lines. "We're not militant," admits Luisa Leschin. "We do not want to slam the system. We absolutely feel that we want to be a part of it and that we should be a part of it, and yet we feel excluded."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1992 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the late 1980s, future members of the Latins Anonymous comedy quartet gave up complaining about the kinds of roles--maids, gardeners, gang members, drug dealers and other stereotypes--commonly offered to Latino actors. Instead of abandoning their craft, these four frustrated, insulted actors and actresses turned to writing their own material.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Steve Weinstein is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
Resist Much, Obey Little. -- Walt Whitman Yeah, but Walt Whitman never had to do a sitcom in Hollywood . --Richard Montoya, of Culture Clash The plan sounded simple: Put three, hip Latino guys in a prime-time sitcom. Latinos who spoke fluent English without an accent and didn't conform to the stereotypes that many whites have of Latinos as being lazy, or drug dealers, or murderous gangbangers.
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