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    Subject: Re: a stupidity of a movie
    Date: Apr 20, 2011
    Sender: ChangoPrevious | Next

    Real Women Have Curves, like any other film with Chicana/o characters (or any other work of art, for that matter), cannot be viewed as representative of a whole population. Indeed, there is diversity within the Chicana/o community, just as there is diversity in any community; the fact of the matter is that there are so few films with Chicana/o characters that we can't seem to get a wide array of perspectives on the Chicana/o experience, and thus, it should be noted that the film industry should be more open to projects like Real Women Have Curves.



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    Response to this comment:
    a stupidity of a movie

    If I were to state how I as a Latina categorize this movie I would have to say that it was a falsication of a movie that created false assumptions of whoever watched the movie of a "Latin" family or style of living. What obviously made me mad was that this movie was written by a Mexican American person which makes this movie even powerful because it was created by a Latina and that sends off the message that this encompasses all Latinos and now made the audience see us as something that we are not. One factor that I found interesting was that in the movie yes, Ana was accepted to Columbia University but in the movie how many times did the audience see Ana actually studying. The message that it presents to the audience is that Latinos do not have motivation and therefore are lazy. This was one of the many examples that I can site from the movie which create negative assumptions of Latinos. Another important part in the movie which I found offensive was when supposively Ana's parents did not want her to leave off to college. If I am correct, I as a Latina coming from an immigrant family, college student, have never heard of any Latin parents who do not want their kids to pursue an education. i just have to state that this movie was an offense to the Latin culture.

    Editor's note: This is exactly what I was trying to say about the movie. There's not one moment in the film to suggest that the character has any intelligence -- in fact, in class, she seems to be dumber than any of her classmates. Suddenly at the end, she gets something for nothing and that's supposed to make us feel good about her story. I think the filmmakers just did a terrible job.

    Those who want to comment on weight, ethnicity or whatever, I'm all for that, but does the film actually work for you or are you talking about your personal feelings separate from the film?

    To the anonymous poster of the above comment, thanks for a very perceptive opinion.

    -- Joshua






    Comment index:

  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • » Re: a stupidity of a movie «   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011
  • Real Women Aren't Bores...   from Anita Guerrero, Jun 8, 2002
  • real women are fat   from robert, Dec 25, 2004
  • i know how you feel   from sarah, Aug 16, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from deborah, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from gabby, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Elizabeth, Mar 23, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Rebecca, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Leticia, Dec 24, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from nacidosparatriunfar2002@hotmai, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Sal R, May 6, 2011
  • Re: i know how you feel   from GARINA, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: i know how you feel   from Katherine, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: real women have curves   from epc, Nov 29, 2002
  • Re: real women have curves   from Angela Mendoza, May 6, 2011
  • Ana is Fat ?   from Gary Hiel, Aug 3, 2003
  • Re: Ana is Fat ?   from Shaedeecat, Oct 3, 2003
  • Real Women Have Curves   from patricia torres, Aug 23, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Xicana X, Sep 23, 2002
  • comments from patricia torres pt   from ray, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: comments from patricia torres pt   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: comments from Jon One   from Billi, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from chris, Nov 18, 2002
  • [no subject]   from Andrea, Oct 7, 2002
  • REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from garina, Oct 13, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from T, Oct 25, 2002
  • Re: REAL WOMEN HAVE MUSCLES! NOT FAT!   from Cassie, Nov 14, 2002
  • this sucks   from Jesse, Oct 7, 2002
  • Re: this sucks   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • :)   from R, Oct 9, 2002
  • Real Women Have Curves   from Alejandro Hernandez-Siegel, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Real Women Have Curves   from Jon One, Oct 14, 2002
  • Curvas curvas CURVAS!   from El Chingon!, Oct 11, 2002
  • "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from garina martinez, Oct 13, 2002
  • to Garina   from Catalina, Oct 14, 2002
  • I liked this movie(note: Not Latina)   from spiderman, Oct 16, 2002
  • I lliked the movie (latina)   from linda (ortaga) strong, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: \ Your opinion   from Joy Rivera, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: \\ Your opinion   from Danny Moore, Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\ Garina   from , Oct 16, 2002
  • Re: \\\\ Garina   from Maria, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from el rey de tejas, Nov 7, 2002
  • Re: Your opinion   from Michael O'Marah, May 11, 2011
  • Re: \   from rex, Oct 17, 2002
  • intelligent   from Amanda, Oct 18, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Amanda, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: \   from anonymous, Oct 26, 2002
  • Re: \   from Nan, Oct 28, 2002
  • Re: \   from Maria, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: Garina   from Melissa, Nov 4, 2002
  • Re: [no subject]   from Maria, Mar 12, 2003
  • Re: Real Women arent Fat   from jessica, Mar 24, 2003
  • Re: "Real Women Aren't Fat"   from java_meg, May 6, 2011
  • want to see this movie!!   from ray, Oct 14, 2002
  • The real issue   from anonymous, Oct 21, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from carlos, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from , Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: The real issue   from Mongrel, Oct 26, 2002
  • Great Movie   from Mady, Oct 31, 2002
  • Skinny people are not all that!!   from annoyed, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Skinny people are not all that!!   from also annoyed, Oct 26, 2002
  • Please Read   from jessica, Oct 28, 2002
  • Don't Believe The Hype!   from Erin G., Oct 24, 2002
  • a stupidity of a movie   from , Oct 29, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from MariTere, Oct 31, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Freya, Nov 11, 2002
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from Nonie, Mar 19, 2003
  • Re: a stupidity of a movie   from carl, May 9, 2003
  • » Re: a stupidity of a movie «   from Chango, Apr 20, 2011
  • a movie with a great lesson to young people   from nicole, Nov 13, 2002
  • Fat Fools   from Ja, Nov 15, 2002
  • Real Women, Remarkable   from Gerardo, Dec 16, 2002
  • IT IS NOT ABOUT WEIGHT, IT IS MUCH MUCH MORE   from Cecilia, Apr 20, 2003
  • Re: Real Women, Remarkable   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Fat Irony   from jozefimrich, Apr 26, 2003
  • This is a good film!!!!   from woodie, May 15, 2003
  • my own thoughts   from Ash, May 27, 2003
  • Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Shaedeecat, Sep 12, 2003
  • Re: Not all Real Women are curvy!!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • I like the chubby chick   from Frank, Sep 15, 2003
  • Re: I like the chubby chick   from mike, Jan 7, 2004
  • awsome movie   from melissa, Oct 9, 2003
  • I'm reall tired of this Fat-Thin War!   from Galadriel, Oct 9, 2003
  • Ho Hum!   from Shadrach, Oct 13, 2003
  • Ana Vs. The World   from Damian, Oct 25, 2003
  • oh Please!   from Mrs. Smith, Oct 30, 2003
  • anyway, about the movie...   from Laine, Apr 21, 2004
  • I Love Women With Curves   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • I love curvy women   from John, Jan 16, 2004
  • JL rocks!   from Eva, Nov 24, 2004
  • 5 years later   from mina, May 24, 2008
  • Ana's story is not that uncommon   from The Fonz, May 4, 2011
  • In my opinion...   from Aimee, May 4, 2011
  • I am part of the women have curves   from Veronica Villarreal, May 4, 2011
  • What I think tho   from Gigigi, May 6, 2011
  • real women   from big daddy , May 6, 2011
  • Real women? More like real lies.   from Jagj, May 6, 2011
  • A Chicana Coming of Age   from Marissa Hernandez, May 6, 2011
  • Magic Realism   from Steven Whiteside, May 6, 2011
  • sympathy   from jessn_chavez, May 6, 2011
  • [no subject]   from Tony, May 6, 2011
  • I appolgize for the spelling   from Steven Whiteside, May 15, 2011