Look, I'd be shouting from the rooftops about LITTLE WOMEN. But when I ask about a screening and am told they "aren't screening for Latino critics yet" when they screened for every other guild, they can miss me with the "it's sexism" BS.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 18, 2019
- Movie critic Yolanda Machado took to twitter to talk about Latino critics being shut out of Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" screenings.
- She had already tweeted about the situation some days ago with some more context and implying the same is happening with "Bomshell" screenings:
I'm a member of LEJA- A Latino Critics guild. I contacted SONY for LITTLE WOMEN weeks ago, when the guild screenings were being held. I told them that our group typically gets invited to FYC screenings (Amazon, Netflix, STX and A24 have been great). The publicist said:— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 9, 2019
Which, btw Lionsgate, Alanna Ubach is LATINA. I hear she's great in BOMBSHELL even though it's a smaller role. Still though...WTF.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 9, 2019
- Apparently, this is common practice:
The studios ONLY call us when there's a heavy latino/multi cultural push for a film. I've been fighting this battle for a loooong time. "General Market Media" aka los beckys will always get the invite. The 2,3 spots that the agencies get will ALWAYS go to Univision or Telemundo.— Chuey Martinez (@ChueyMartinez) December 18, 2019
Happy this is getting attention. Ask any POC critic/journalist, it's common practice to have an agency handle "diverse" outreach. We're usually LAST & given the least spots for screenings, interviews, carpets, etc...— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) December 18, 2019
The agencies are great but when we're invited must change.
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