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I did go looking for interviews with the actors to see if they sound like that normally and at least as far down as Denise Casano they don't seem to. I got bored at that point.

I've a friend who's a Latina actress and she says directors always tell them to turn the accent up to 11, and because they want the jobs they do.

I would imagine that the same is true of actors playing Russian mobsters, Italian restaurant owners, and Japanese car tuners. Directors want to make sure the stereotype is unmistakable. (Irish cops seem to no longer be a common thing, at least. Baby steps!)

Tangentially, I was thinking the other day that when people used to put on mock-criminal voices for a joke, they'd do a bad Italian accent, but now they do a bad gangsta accent. African-Americans now totally own mainstream American racism! Progress!

I have a black actor friend who couldn't get "Law and Order" parts because the producers didn't think he sounded "street" enough.

Magical Mestizo trope?

I don't mind SF stories where magic turns out to be real. As long as science then comes in and kicks its mystical ass. :D


We don't need no steenking jaguars?

In the 1980s, at least within the SF community, this kind of thing seemed groundbreaking and multicultural. Oh well.

Maybe the problem is just that we raised our standards.

I'm just surprised that all of the voice actors appear to actually be Hispanic.

Nonsense! The top billing is some dude named "Phillips!" ;-)

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