More people need to be discussing “Ana,” a vibrant Latina take on “slice of life TV” by trailblazer Ana de la Reguera available now on ViX.
Both Barbies and telenovelas peaked at the turn of the millennium, leading to an implosion of feminine world-building for Latinas like me.
‘Jane the Virgin’ brought forth a new era of millennial, high-quality telenovelas showing strong Latina leads.
Starring Colombian-American actress Diane Guerrero, “Adelita” is an excellent contemporary example of the old genre of radionovelas.
Growing up, telenovelas taught me about a woman’s right to choose her own destiny. Something I included when I made my own, “Princess of South Beach.”
Re-watching the hit Colombian telenovela ‘Yo Soy Betty, La Fea’ offers this Costa Rican fan plenty of reflection opportunities.
Thanks to our abuelitas, moms, and tias, we’re nostalgic for these trendsetting, classic telenovelas, the ones that defined the genre for decades to come.