Maybe that position, neither inside nor outside, contributes to the film's problems. Being able to work on this film when urban culture was shaping the arts of the decade was something that I will never forget. Vero Arellano aka Stranger manages the page on Facebook but she is also one of the 30 inspiring women featured on a Living Firme Podcast. As dramatic situations unfold around them, some that would turn violent, they must try to stay together as friends despite the betrayals, heartbreak and tragedies. I think If you have earned the three dots , your over 40 and you proud you too should get the 5 dots…. The film has a postern-modern timeline narrative, told in multiple point-of-view and events are relayed out of sequence. They pride themselves for remaining loyal to each other and their gang.
She owes her name to her soft raspy voice. Jesse and I met in New York in 89. Historically, most gangster films are centered on men, with an occasional female character to provide a sense of glamour and romance. I have multiple digital copies of the movie. Meet the Mi Vida Loca Cast… Again. We also welcome feedback on how we can improve our services.
. All the major roles are played by professional actors, but Whisper plays herself. The director's daughter, , has a small role in the film alongside many real-life Echo Park denizens; several musicians and film directors also make cameos, among them , , Kid Frost, and the members of. Jesse Borrego is a star. And just so you know, Gabrielito is not alone in his pursuit of the musical arts. One of the resonating conflicts of the film is the relationship between best friends, Mousie and Sad Girl. I saw it when it first came out in theaters.
The economic and romantic entanglements of these three characters serve as the entry point into this multifaceted exploration of L. Who could forget those eyes!!!! Something special is on the agenda for 2018 so stay tuned! Mi Vida Loca was a pivotal film because it constantly challenged gender expectations and placed most of its value on the relationships between women. I genuinely feel thay they were being themselves. Sad Girl wears deep black lipstick wherever she goes. She was born to a humble and hardworking family in the Yucatán and grew up in East Los. Marlo Marron can also be found on Who can forget going around with a vato from another neighborhood? She usually wears oversized shirts, pants, and dark brown lipstick.
The focus of shifts freely between these and several other characters, many of whom take turns providing narration and context. Maybe it was a sign of the times. Working on this set was an extraordinary experience because the entire cast was amazing. They use gang names, like Sad Girl, Mousie and Whisper. She did most of the styling for Whisper herself. Now I have to kill my friend.
First up on the list of homies, has got to be Seidy Lopez, aka Mousie. Like the pachucas that came before her, Whisper toyed with the idea of gender expectations. Over the last 20 years, I have had the privilege of occasionally getting together with some of the Mi Vida Loca cast members. My make-up was done by an artist, but with my assistance. And though violence is part of their lives, they are likely to be teen-age mothers struggling to get by. Or you can buy a signed copy from me I got to hang out with Whisper for a few days, back when Mi Vida Loca had just come out. Putting on my eyeliner, and doing my hair was a must at that time.
I will never forget her. Some of the actors in the film went on to become out and out movie stars Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo, Jacob Vargas, Jesse Borrego and others moved on to pursue different dreams but we all had a bond. Review aggregator reports that the film has earned a 71% based on 21 reviews, with a rating of 6. Monique Quintana is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary blogazine, Razorhouse. They have been best friends since childhood, but the friendship is strained because they have both had babies by the same man, Ernesto. What do you peeps think? The tension between these two characters can make it easy for one to place themselves in a particular camp. It peaked at 70 on the.
I love the Idea join me in representing where we come from and that we made it!!!!!!!!!! I will add that she is raising her kids on her own because she is a widow. She has been married for over twenty years and is mom to two beautiful kids. She throws them black and forth like a handball, she is hopeful about her community and her place in it. She sports a custom-made baseball cap stitched with Old English letters. He tries to be a good father, but seems to care more for his elaborately painted truck. I still watch his monolog with Whisper in complete awe. I Watch it at least once a month in some format Growing up in San Francisco, i could relate to many of the characters and people in the movie.
Sad Girl is very much a tomboy. We also have the pleasure of doing many meet and greets with one of the original locas from Echo Park. With a character like Whisper, we see a transition in urban gangster style, a woman anticipating new days and seeking new sources of aesthetic power. She looks beyond the surface of the lives of Hispanic girl gangs and attempts to create a deeper portrait of young women in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles. It has the feel of a work that wants to be part documentary and part drama, and has trouble mixing the two elements. Accepting Credit Cards Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, suggestions or issues. The film tells several stories: the everyday drama of Sad Girl and Mousie scraping by on welfare; the scary tale of Whisper trying to join Ernesto's drug-dealing business; the dreamy romance of Sad Girl's sister, a college student called La Blue Eyes, who lives through an exchange of poetic letters with a man in prison, someone she has never met.