Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom by Priscilla Peña Ovalle

By Priscilla Peña Ovalle

Dance and the Hollywood Latina asks why each Latina famous person in Hollywood background, from Dolores Del Rio within the Nineteen Twenties to Jennifer Lopez within the 2000s, started as a dancer or danced onscreen. whereas cinematic depictions of ladies and minorities have possible more advantageous, a century of representing brown girls as common dancers has popularized the thought 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 recommendations of "inbetween-ness" and "racial mobility" to additional light up 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 greater know how the us grapples with race, gender, and sexuality via dancing our bodies on display.

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