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Hollyweird (2019)

Hóllyweird (original title)
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Two outsiders try to make it through the weirdness of being Latino in Hollywood-- one by lying to himself, the other by lying to the world.

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Edwin Porres
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Credited cast:
Cody Renee Cameron ... Voluptuous Blonde
Richa Moorjani ... Samina (as Richa Shukla)
Douglas Spain ... Steve Fernandez
Jason Stuart ... Trew
Numa Perrier ... Alice
Bo Youngblood ... Hipster Girl
Michael J. Knowles Michael J. Knowles ... Alejandro Costello
James Tang ... Ming
Deborah Dir ... Zara
Ludwig Manukian ... Arman
Daniel Luján ... Matt
Roger Rignack ... Benito Jose Carreras
Bill Posley ... P.C.
Amy Rapp ... Destiny
Seth Daniel ... Male Hipster
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Steve, a struggling Latino actor, vies for his dream part of Basco. Meanwhile, Alejandro, hitchhikes into town and gets cast by pretending to be someone Steve was born to be. When these two collide, both are forced to rethink success in Hóllyweird. Written by EPJ

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Some people lie to themselves, other people lie to the world. (Alguna gente se miente, otra gente miente al mundo).

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Comedy | Drama

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Funny and telling look into Hollywood culture and stereotypes
8 September 2020 | by ljlawsonsebsSee all my reviews

Hollyweird is an enjoyable movie to watch for its youthful perspective, its engaging characters, and the underlying issues of race and culture that leave you thinking about it long after the movie ends. It weaves together a critique of Hollywood culture with the larger societal issue of how we perpetuate stereotypes. Steve is a struggling actor, whose kind face leads to typecasting as "the friend" or nice guy, not Latino enough for some of the leading roles he seeks. Meanwhile, Alex (Alejandro), who isn't Latino, plays up a more volatile personality and is successful, until he goes too far. Their two stories weave together to reveal the superficiality of the entertainment world with individual perseverance and authenticity. The movie is timely in how it exposes entertainment's perpetuation of racial and ethnic stereotypes. Los Angeles is a character in itself - the streets, the parties, the offices - captured beautifully.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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One Life Pictures See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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