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“Puerto Ricans in Paris” Coming to Digital HD and On Demand June 10

Have you heard of Puerto Ricans in Paris? I don’t think there’s been a lot of play surrounding this Focus Features film, but it’s out there, and it’s coming to Digital HD and On Demand June 10.

The comedy, directed by Ian Edelman and written by Edelman and Neel Shah, stars Luis Guzman, Edgar Garcia, Alice Taglioni, Rosie Perez and Rosario Dawson. The film’s producer is none other than Pitbull (otherwise known by his government name, Armando Christian Perez).

The film involves two detectives and best friends (and in-laws) that head to Paris to solve a crime involving a handbag.

Puerto Ricans In Paris is a story of friendship, loyalty and a life-changing trip to Paris. Detectives Luis Lopez and Eddie Garcia are childhood best friends, brother-in-laws, and partners in the New York Police Department Luxury Goods Recovery Unit tasked with hunting down Canal Street’s infamous bootleggers. With Luis as the slick, self-styled “brains” of the operation and Eddie as the shy, quiet “muscle,” they’ve been running through the streets of the Lower East side in search of fake Louis Vuitton for 20 years – long enough for them to be the best in the business.

While their work mostly keeps them below 14th Street, a random visit from a celebrated French designer and her business partner set in motion a sequence of events that take them on a wild goose chase through the streets of Paris – from fashion parties to hipster nightclubs – in search of a stolen handbag (and delicious French macarons).

As the investigation deepens with no sign of the bag, our two best friends start to grow suspicious of everyone around them – including each other. Puerto Ricans in Paris is a fashion whodunnit with laughs, drop-crotch pants, and a lot of heart.

Check out the trailer and poster below. What do you think about this film? Give your opinions below!

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How “Saturday Night Live” Mocked Latino Anger Toward Trump

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Donald Trump" Episode 1687 -- Pictured: Donald Trump during the monologue on November 7, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Donald Trump” Episode 1687 — Pictured: Donald Trump during the monologue on November 7, 2015 — (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

It goes without saying that Donald Trump being anywhere near a highly popular show like Saturday Night Live would cause friction, particularly after his horrifying statements on Mexicans during the early part of his campaign. The statements caused him to get fired from NBC. But NBC basically recanted on their stance against racist and discriminatory speech by allowing him to come back to host Saturday Night Live. But that’s not the only way the show mocked the anger many Latinos have towards Trump for his prior statements. 

Get Ready for NBC’s “Superstore” and “Telenovela” Previews

Two shows I’ve been looking forward to as we head into the midseason are Superstore and Telenovela, both coming to NBC. Superstore and Telenovela are both new additions to the increased visibility of Latinos, specifically Latina lead characters, on television, which is important in its own right, and also, just as a fan, I want to see what kind of characters America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are playing this time around. Thankfully, we’ll all get to see what we’re in for when both shows preview after The Voice late November and early December.