|Academy Award-nominated actress|
and producer Salma Hayek.
Hispanics are dramatically underrepresented and hypersexualized. In contrast to the representative numbers on black and Asian characters, only 4.9% of speaking characters in the years surveyed were Hispanic. Compare that to the 16.3% of the U.S. population that is Hispanic -- and the fact that Latino moviegoers buy 25% of all theater tickets -- and the numbers are appalling.
|Drama Desk- and BAFTA-nominated|
actress Cameron Díaz and Academy
Award-winning actress Penélope Cruz.
To read a comparable story in Spanish, check out the El Especial article "Hollywood prefiere latinas sexys y con poca ropa" by clicking here.