- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:56
While I love binging shows and movies on Netflix, there is a lack of representation of bicultural LatinXers on the streaming service until now. America Ferrera executive produces and cameos in "Gentefied," a half-hour bilingual comedy about a family taco business in Boyle Heights struggling to survive as the area is gentrified. Watch the hilarious new trailer which captures the spirit of the multi-generational culture in the language and humor.
America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama make guest cameos in the new series starring Mexican actor Joaquín Cosío ("The Strain," "Narcos: Mexico"), JJ Soria ("Animal Kingdom") and Carlos Santos who I worked with in the past so we're happy to see him finally making it.
"Gentefied" begins streaming February 21. Watch at www.netflix.com/Gentefied
Created by two Chicano first-gen writers, Gentefied is a half-hour dramatic comedy adapted from the 2017 Sundance digital darling of the same name. In this badass bilingual series about family, community, brown love, and the displacement that disrupts it all, three Mexican-American cousins struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family taco shop. Set in a rapidly changing Los Angeles, the Spanglish dramedy will navigate important themes like identity, class, and balancing insta-fame with translating memes for their parents. But most importantly, Gentefied will settle once and for all how to pronounce Latinx.
A love letter to the Latinx and Boyle Heights communities, creators Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez hope Gentefied will let their little cousins rocking adidas, hoops, and big dreams see themselves on the big screen in ways they only dreamed of growing up.
Gentefied is a Netflix production starring Joaquín Cosío, Karrie Martin, JJ Soria and Carlos Santos and produced by Charles D. King and Kim Roth of MACRO, America Ferrera of Take Fountain, Teri Weinberg of Yellow Brick Road and Aaliyah Williams.