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‘Gentefied:’ When The Gentrifier Comes From The Community Being Gentrified

America Ferrera and Diane Guerrero at an event for
America Ferrera and Diane Guerrero at an event for "Gentefied"
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Can someone gentrify their own neighborhood? 

That’s one of the many facets of gentrification explored by the new Netflix bilingual dramedy “Gentefied,” whose title is a portmanteau of “gente” which means “people” in Spanish and “gentrified.” 

The show tells the story of three cousins trying to save their grandpa’s taco shop in the rapidly changing L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights.            

Fill-in host Steven Cuevas sits down with KPCC/LAist columnist Erick Galindo to discuss the themes of the show and how it reflects Los Angeles. 

With guest host Steven Cuevas


Erick Galindo, columnist for LAist / KPCC, whose recent piece for the New York Times is “Gentefied’ Asks, Can a Show About Gentrification Be Funny?”; he tweets @ErickGEEE