Asian director “Juelz” over lack of Afro-Latinos featured in “In The Heights” movie.

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  1. tremonthustler1

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    *raises hand*

    saw the play as well cuz a friend of mine was in it.


    Plenty of inaccuracies in the film but it didn’t bother me.
     
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    IT SAYS 8% AFRICAN AMERICAN...

    THIS DOESNT ADDRESS
    THE AFRO LATINOS
    WHO FALL WITHIN THAT 70%.

    YOU DO KNOW THATS WHAT
    THE THREAD IS ABOUT RIGHT?
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    YOURE AFRO LATINO RIGHT?

    :mjpls:HOW DO YOU FEEL
    ABOUT YOUR REPRESENTATION
    IN THE MOVIE?
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    $11 mil and 95% of that probably came from NY, NJ, Boston, Providence, and Miami.


    If you’re a Dominican west of Lehigh Valley, you play baseball for a living or you’re Al Horford.


    That said, this movie will slow burn all summer long
     
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    Yeah the heights has a big Afro Latino population

    they were only the background dancers for this film it seems like
     
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    It's a movie about Latin Americans. What does that have to do with black people as a margin? Sure there's black Latinos in the city, but the majority of the population is Hispanic or white. Are you really surprised there's a lack of black Latinos?
    If we talking about South Bronx or Harlem, that's a different story.
     
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    I think people keep saying Latin as if it isn’t a broad brush. This movie was for the east coast like you said and it’s not like there’s a large audience for musicals.
     
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    Black people are imitated worldwide

    The Japan shyt goes deep tho them nikkas copied EVERYTHING in the 70s/80s. I recently noticed Prince drums listening to Street Fighter 2 music

    Japan creating all the electronic music equipment is a slick ass finesse because then they could just rote repeat all the shyt nikkas did with it:russ:

     
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    It was actually created by a Houston breh who said DJ screw was a big influence.
     
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    I’ll put it this way: Vampires vs The Bronx did a way better job of casting for the setting they had than this movie did. I’m not gonna take away from the actors who did their thing, but there’s three groups of people who really live in Washington Heights:

    Dominicans
    African-Americans
    Rich white people who live near Laurence Fishburne


    Lin-Manuel was out here shoehorning Puerto Ricans and Cubans and Mexicans into the movie as if he was making the movie about Jackson Heights. You know why someone like Miranda could botch the casting? Because he casted the play like this too.
     
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    Who cares man. I’m tired of the PR answers and audience tested bs. “I need to be educated” lol. Just say you had an extensive casting process and picked the people you felt best embodied the roles. The end. Everybody doesn’t have to be represented in everything.
     
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    SMH


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    That's why it's tough for me to shyt on the movie itself. The people who were in it did a really good job. I didn't walk away from it thinking "was Zoe Saldana busy?"

    If they had cast Tristan Wilds instead of Anthony Ramos, it might have looked more accurate, but Ramos did the play, he's Lin-Manuel's homie and he killed the role.

    Instead of Marc Anthony, find a famous Dominican singer who barely speaks English (that shyt is Wash Heights to the nth degree), but again, I can't argue with the result.


    To your bolded: 100% correct, but that was kinda the mistake he made in the casting and in the movie itself.
     
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    Right! Wtf is this nikka talking about!!?
     
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    Movie was weak. But there was a lead black actor. Breh who worked at the taxi dispatch. Breh seemed extra moist. They had a Mexican playing the lead female though. They couldn't find a bytch from Dr or pr?
     

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