January 18, 2014

“First of all, that is not a typical Latina” [Darleen Click]

Latina actress endorses TEA Party candidate in ad, gets fired.

A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.

Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination.

Donnelly has voiced strong views against illegal immigration and was once involved with the Minutemen Project, a group that patrolled the border with Mexico to catch immigrants coming across.

“Politicians and big government are killing our prosperity, pushing welfare costs through the roof and driving our schools into the ground,” Donnelly said in the ad.

Standing next to Donnelly, Alonso jokingly translated in Spanish, “We’re screwed.”

Alonso is an actress of Cuban and Venezuelan descent. She is perhaps best known for her role in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson” which also starred Robin Williams.

The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue. […]

In the ad, Alonso holds a chihuahua named “Tequila” and uses some vulgar language which has also been a point of contention among some Latino viewers.

“We don’t act like that. First of all, that is not a typical Latina,” said Jim Salinas, a long time Mission resident and former president of the San Francisco Latino Democratic Club. Salinas said there probably would have been boycotts if Alonso had stayed on the production.

The ad is played for laughs and the charge of “vulgar language” is ridiculous …

… but Leftists cannot have any minority stray off the Leftist plantation, so now Ms. Alonso is officially an inauthentic Latina.


Posted by Darleen @ 11:28am

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Comments (36)

  1. Of course Mr. Salinas represents everyone of hispanic heritage.

  2. Awfully racist of Senor Salinas. I hope he’s down with people refusing service for having other views than those that are “acceptable”.

    No more gay wedding cakes for instance, because the bakers don’t “believe in that”.

  3. The fascists don’t recognize their own fascism.

  4. so the wife of the sheriff of san francisco is a fascist cunt who vigorously polices people’s thoughts not unlike nancy pelosi who was last seen telling people that there’s no such thing as obamacare there’s only the Affordable Care Act

    I’m a go give my sink basin a good rinse in honor of this water shortage thingy i think

  5. Eve Ensler has been skating on that stupid “Vagina Monologues” for way too long.

    I want to see that like I want to see Cats or any of the other crap that came out 25 years ago.

    Speaking of which, Rosemary’s Baby is being rebooted with Zoe Saldana playing Mia Farrow’s part. Is there a reason for all the remakes lately? I suspect the talent pool in shallow as the rivers in SoCal.

  6. Is there a reason for all the remakes lately?

    It’s cheap … like doing “reality shows”.

  7. i think i saw a billboard for an “endless love” remake yesterday but I couldn’t see what studio is responsible and I don’t think I recognized any of the sadly desperate whores they cast


  8. “Gabriella Wilde” plays the hooch and aging pretty boy Alex Pettyfer plays the other hooch

    he’s definitely desperate

    she’s a complete nobody with nothing to lose (buy why the porn name)

    Bruce Greenwood is in it too

    he’s always been kind of uncomfortable to watch – he’s one of those what they told him he was going to be a Star, but he always sort of has this small-screen made for tv movie miasma hanging over him no matter the material

    Universal Pictures. Thank you so much.

  9. *but* why the porn name i mean

  10. If the Hollywood blacklist of the ’50s was wrong . . .

  11. Whaaaat – so now one must behave as a “typical Latina” (or any other race/ethnicity) or they are to be dismissed?
    Interesting take on free speech and individuality there, Mr. Lopez.

    And I agree with Leigh, I can think of few things I’d like to do less than having to listen to a bunch of women wax poetic about their twat. It’s the opposite of “empowerment,” this obsession with one’s reproductive organs.

  12. vulgar language? but Vagina Monologues would have been ok? what am I missing?

  13. Ms. Wilde is using a stage name. Her real name is Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, which is kind of long to put on a poster.

  14. It’s the opposite of “empowerment,” this obsession with one’s reproductive organs.

    Definitely, Libby. It’s like all of the entertainment industry has been arrested at toddler level. Nothing but swearing, getting naked (cf, Lena Dunham), and generally being vulgar jerks.

    I chalk it up to nepotism in the industry. Dad or granddad had talent. Kid or grandkid is skating on name recognition.

  15. “We’re screwed” is the polite translation.

    Also, Mexicans have a reputation for being extremely foul-mouthed, so associating “typical Latina” with “not swearing” is pretty rich.

  16. Is there a reason for all the remakes lately? I suspect the talent pool is as shallow as the rivers in SoCal.

    Extreme risk-aversion. They’re not going to risk their precioussss coin on something that doesn’t have a built-in audience.

    Or so they reckon. Given that remakes always provide the best ROI.

    Also, Hollywood is always looking for new ways to screw over the writers, who, in spite of providing the very basis for a good movie or bad, are still considered an annoyance.

  17. I thought the same, di. Mexicans swear like cowboys, as a rule.

  18. Extreme risk-aversion. They’re not going to risk their precioussss coin on something that doesn’t have a built-in audience.

    Occasionally, someone will make a good indie film that isn’t about gay cowboys eating pudding. So there’s that.

  19. “Rosemary’s Baby is being rebooted with Zoe Saldana”

    The twist is that in the remake the infant antichrist dies of a combination of abuse and neglect turning the horror to tragedy and the devil and cultists try take her to court and they lose. Then, the mother writes a book and makes a TV movie and gets rich which leads the cult and the devil to conclude that they are WAY WAY behind in the evil game.

  20. I’m bugged about that movie being remade since it’s a favorite of mine. There is no way they can shoot the interiors in the Dakota Building. Also, Mia Farrow was a housewife. That just isn’t going to fly today. She’ll have to be an actress or summat like her devil worshipping old man.

  21. The irony is that her husband is a family outcast because he is a buddhist and a former bisexual cyber-fetish model. And now he’s got his own startup biotech firm trying to breed a hardier species of bass to export to Asia. If there is one thing Satan cultists hate, it’s GMOD freshwater seafood agri-business.

  22. The big scene is when Zoe takes the baby to the Sullivan Room and tries to drown him in a mega-turborita and the devil finds out about it because all the people are taking pictures of it on their phones and putting them on twitter with the hashtag #drowningdevilbaby.

  23. Wouldn’t a current day “Rosemary’s Baby” be a no-go because either, A] Rosemary would be on the pill or IUD (duh! it’s free), or B] Rosemary could easily get to the nearest Planned Parenthood (or a Gosnell back-alley deal) and have it taken care of, regardless of her due date?
    The whole premise assumes the hetero-normative patriarchy is still able to control women’s bodies.

  24. The film industry is relying more and more on automated project management techniques: computer generated shot lists, Gantt charts, cost projections, etc. Now they are working on automating the scriptwriting as well. Based on a structural analysis of scripts (e.g., read Save the Cat by late script guru, Blake Snyder), software programmers are coming up with scene-by-scene script design engines that almost write the dialogue.

  25. “software programmers are coming up with scene-by-scene script design engines that almost write the dialogue.”

    That explains the Starwars Prequels a bit too well.

  26. The whole premise of a modern day Rosemary’s Baby isn’t going to fly. It’s going to have to be set in an earlier time period for all the reasons Libby mentioned. Rosemary’s husband is a total chauvinist pig in the original book and movie and she in turn is subservient as all get out.

    Plus, modern day Rosemary would have a college degree or three. Would have seen a number of horror movies and probably dated a Satanist in a band in college. No way is she going to refuse to be taken to a specialist when she is sicker than a dog for months on end, eating raw meat, in pain all the time, et cetera. And when Beelzebub Jr. comes early, she’s going to call 911.

  27. palaeomerus, your idea has merit.

    You should see if Kickstarter will fund your movie.

  28. Or possibly an “unwise Latina”, after Sotomayor…

  29. I’m writing a new play called wither ‘An Evening with Dick’ or ‘Dick’s got stuff to say’.

    There’s this white guy in a beige suit with a bald cap and fuzzy bear slippers who tells you about his life and how hard he is to keep clean on hot days and how he works for Mr. Bladder and has to get up at 4:AM every day to start work. He also brings up how he’s picky about who he lets hug him.

    I think it will be a hit.

  30. ‘Dick’s Got Acne’ is the intermission song.

  31. I think it will be a hit.

    Unless it flops.

  32. In the middle ages they put on morality plays. Now we put on genitalia plays. Advancement, no?

  33. I think it will be a hit.

    It’s facing some stiff competition.

  34. It isn’t just movies. Video games are the same way, because the publishers are using the same risk-averse model. I’m sure the economy is at least partly to blame.

    That might be a good tack to take for getting small government candidates elected: Vote for me, and you might someday get to see some original entertainment again.

  35. I think it will be a hit.

    It will appeal to the hardcore fan base.

  36. Real women do not talk like Vagina Monologues either. That’s why it is theater.

    And your dick play will not work because the actor comes out with a full-body condom on and it comes out all mmmmffff grrrmmmfff mmmmfffmmmfmmmfmf mmfmfgrgrrrfmrrfffmmff.