All of these characters deserved more hype this year, and I hope you decide to meet a few yourself. From drama leads, to sarcastic queens, here’s a list of some of my favorite female characters from new shows in 2021.
Over the years, I’ve noticed television shows being the place where female friendship has flourished on screen. There has been a liberation of new topics and taboos that weren’t ever shown before, giving us more room for representation, and new role models to aspire and relate to.
‘Jane the Virgin’ brought forth a new era of millennial, high-quality telenovelas showing strong Latina leads.
Stories about people who’ve lived through war are often one-dimensional but ‘Derry Girls’ portrays a much more complicated truth.
Euphoria’s two Latina characters, Maddy and Kat, offer more fuel to the backlash fire, deepening rather than undercutting Latina stereotypes.
First of all, ‘Sylvie’s Love’ is good. This Tessa Thompson-led picture matches its beauty with a sweet, simmering love story and smart social commentary.
The Disney Channel Original Movie made a huge impact on me and that’s why it was so fun for “The Slumber Party” to awaken my inner preteen now
Ashley Soto Paniagua and Dani Adaliz are the biracial Afro-Puerto Rican creators and leads of the buddy comedy, ‘Chuchi and Adaliz.’
In 1993, a movie dropped that has since become a chola, Chicana, and Latinx cult classic: ‘Mi Vida Loca.’ Let’s breakdown why.
In Venezuela in 1993, I received a gift that would change my life – a copy of La Casa de Los Espíritus by Isabel Allende. I devoured the thick book in a matter of days. After that, my relationship with literature changed forever. I became a regular reader of Allende, and, during the pandemic, I […]