By Jack Rico
Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com!
We also preview Univision’s Premios Juventud with Hilda Garcia, VP of Digital Entertainment at Univision.com the new innovative elements that are establishing the event as the most modern award show in Spanish language TV.
But we begin with an interview with Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, who filmed Salma Hayek’s Beatriz at Dinner. It is considered “the first movie of the Trump era”, and we discuss the difficulties in making a movie with a Latina star, the single reason Latinas are connecting with the film, and his explanation on its controversial ending that has angered and even baffled moviegoers.
That plus all the top headlines in US Latino pop culture in our popular original segment – “JackedIN”.
Miguel Arteta on directing Salma Hayek in “Beatriz at Dinner” – 2:14
- Puerto Rican’s didn’t think of him as Puerto Rican 1:48
- How does Hollywood view him from a cultural point of view 3:34
- How Puerto Ricans didn’t think of him as a Puerto Rican 4:38
- How much of the film is about him? 5:19
- Is this a Trump movie for Latinos? 7:22
- Why independent film are so crucial to our culture 8:44
- Difficulties in making a movie with a Latina star 9:49
- The secret to how Salma Hayek got the money to make “Beatriz at Dinner” 10:48
- How is Salma different than other Hollywood actresses? 11:25
- A full length explanation on the controversial ending of “Beatriz at Dinner” 12:36
JackedIN* (recap of pop culture headlines) – 19:10
Univision’s ‘Premios Juventud’ preview, Hilda Garcia, VP of Digital Entertainment at Univision.com – 21:47
- What Premios Juventud has done to become innovative 23:00
- How Univision used a team mentality to make Premios Juventud the best award show possible 25:56
- How Premios Juventud is approaching social media this year 28:39
- A focus on bilingualism and mainstream artists 33:42
- Social causes on award shows 34:56
July 4th music playlist – 37:57
- Don’t Quit – DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, Jeremih
- Dilo Como Yo – Chico Man
- Tamó Happy – Ilegales
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” press conference, diversity chatter with our intern Andrea Huswan – 38:49
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