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Are Latinos left out of Hollywood's diversity equation?




Jennifer Lopez, seen here in the TV series
Jennifer Lopez, seen here in the TV series "Shades of Blue," is one of the few Latina/o actors who are considered box office draws.
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On today's show:

A disconnect in the film industry

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Latinos go the movies in numbers that far surpass their percentage of the U.S. population. So why don't studios cater more to that audience?  Is it because there aren't Latino/a stars who can "open" a movie? Mia Galuppo wrote about this issue for the Hollywood Reporter and she joins John Horn to talk it through.

'At the Heart of Gold': a tale of abuse and survival

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Almost a year-and-a-half ago, 156 women and girls stood up in a Michigan courtroom to tell their stories as survivors of one man’s sexual abuse. Larry Nassar was a doctor who worked with the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and Michigan State University, and over decades he sexually abused hundreds of young women and girls who were his patients. It wasn’t until the women went public with their stories — starting with Rachael Denhollander talking to the Indianapolis Star in 2016 — that Nassar was arrested, convicted and sent to prison. Now that story is the subject of the new documentary, "At the Heart of Gold," which premieres May 3 on HBO. The film's executive producer, Sarah Gibson, and one of Nassar's victims, Melody van der Veen, came to our studio to talk with John Horn about the documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eaX405ph0g

Creating a soundtrack for evil

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In February, we spoke with documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, who recently made two projects about Ted Bundy. The narrative feature film, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile," which stars Zac Efron as Bundy, comes out today. The other is a documentary series, "Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," which focuses on Bundy’s own voice, using a series of taped interviews he gave while he was on death row. Both are on Netflix. And if you’ve been binge-ing the docuseries, you’ve been hearing Bundy’s voice in more places than you realized. The Frame contributor Tim Greiving visited the studio of composer Justin Melland to investigate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1UJgrNRcvI