Movies without Mexicans Part 2: Strange Days
More films that *should* have Mexican people in them but don't!
This is another post in a series (of?) about movies that don’t have any Mexicans/Chicanos in them…but probably should! And before you go an hit the woke button on me, this is not a typical call/whine for inclusion and or diversity. This is an actual beef with films that really should have some Mexicans in them but for one reason or another, they don’t!
You would have to try really hard to make a film set in Los Angeles and not have any Mexicans in it, right? I mean, that kinda thing would have to be on purpose, que no? But then consider that Hollyweird doesn’t often put Raza in films anyway unless we’re doing the Hollywood shuffle, a la playing the maid, the cholo or the gardener.
In case you missed it, I recently wrote about another film that should have some Mexicans in it but doesn’t called “Q, The Winged Serpent” which is about the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl attacking modern day New York City. Spoiler: there’s not a single Mexicano to be found in the whole pinche film!
This week I’m focused on a film that many people have probably never heard of called, Strange Days.
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