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By Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Dance and the Hollywood Latina asks why each Latina superstar in Hollywood historical past, from Dolores Del Rio within the Nineteen Twenties to Jennifer Lopez within the 2000s, begun as a dancer or danced onscreen. whereas cinematic depictions of ladies and minorities have possible better, a century of representing brown ladies as typical dancers has popularized the idea that Latinas are inherently passionate and promiscuous. but a few Latina actresses grew to become stars by means of embracing and manipulating those stereotypical fantasies.

Introducing the suggestions of "inbetween-ness" and "racial mobility" to additional remove darkness from how racialized sexuality and the dancing lady physique function in movie, Priscilla Peña Ovalle makes a speciality of the careers of Dolores Del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Carmen Miranda, Rita Moreno, and Jennifer Lopez. Dance and the Hollywood Latina is helping readers higher know how the us grapples with race, gender, and sexuality via dancing our bodies on reveal.

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