Since we last posted the promo trailer on the site for the upcoming Lifetime series, there has been more backlash against the Eva Longoria-produced TV show Devious Maids, directed by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry, and starring Dania Ramirez, Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes and Susan Lucci.
If you haven’t been following any of it, apparently The Huffington Post’s Tanisha Ramirez posted an op-ed piece criticizing the show stating it was a “wasted opportunity” and that “the minute-long trailer manages to efficiently portray Latinas as hypersexual, nosy, scheming and, at times, totally invisible domestic servants, one set of pushed-up breasts, devilishly squinted eyes and sassy hair flip at a time. What the trailer doesn’t do, however, is allude to the supposed actual premise of the show.”
Exactly! Well, Longoria fired back, you know since Latinas are “fiery” and all; I kid, but the producer penned THIS response in the defense of the show, in which Longoria said the following:
To be fair, this is only an excerpt of Longoria’s full piece, which you ought to read.
There was yet another response to the show and/or reply to Longoria’s latest rebuttal, this time from Cosmo Latina’s editor-in-chief Michelle Herrera, who, after seeing the show, poignantly articulated many of the qualms some of us have with it:
By the way, read Herrera’s full piece HERE, in which she also adds, “You told us you lived in a West Hollywood “sorority house” with other powerful women. I can only imagine the conversations that go on at your kitchen table; I’m sure your fans would love to hear about them. What if there were a show about that?”
Yikes! I can’t say I don’t agree with Herrera, but I’ll refrain on more commentary until I’ve seen the show, at least the first couple of episodes, which begin on the Lifetime network June 23.
Will you be watching? Thoughts?