Diversity has always been an issue for women and people of color in media. Likewise, a lack of representation has also been a consistent issue, with this misrepresentation occurring more frequently to certain groups. In this thesis, I look at the role of the Latina by employing a content analysis of Latinas’ roles in both contemporary US indie and blockbuster films, while utilizing an intersectional feminist framework. The main goal of this research was to recognize if indie films offer greater representation for Latinas over blockbusters. Four films were analyzed to draw conclusions about how Latinas in US contemporary films are represented and sexualized. It was concluded that a lack of representation is perpetuated in both indie and blockbuster films, with blockbusters proving to carry the tradition of misrepresentation with greater frequency than indies.
Taylor, Olivia Juliet, "The Oversexualization of Latinas in US Contemporary Film" (2018). Honors College Theses. 290.