Lifetime – the network for women, has picked up Marc Cherry’s new series, Devious Maids. Centering on the scandalous lives of Latina maids for the wealthy.
So we currently have a show about hookers and maids. Wonderful role models. And on Army Wives, the Latina couple is portrayed as a complete stereotype.
Gloria Cruz is played by Alyssa Diaz. She doubts if she loves her husband, spends all his money, and doesn’t understand why he has to work such long hours.
Why does Lifetime perpetuate these stereotypes? Where are the Latina teachers, engineers, and doctors.
And don’t even get me started about the hookers with hearts of gold on The Client List.
Do women really want to watch these shows? Seems like they are targeting male fantasies – a hooker, a maid, a cocktail waitress.
What do you think?