+ ++ Viernes Video: BABYGIRL — When mijas have to grow up too fast | Latina Lista
Videos

Viernes Video: BABYGIRL — When mijas have to grow up too fast

Viernes Video: BABYGIRL — When mijas have to grow up too fast

LatinaLista — A common complaint of young girls, especially Latinas, these days is that they are growing up too fast — dressing beyond their years, dating too early and having children before their time.

Yet, in some families, young girls are forced to grow up too fast. They're forced to when their own parents aren't mature enough to parent them or have drug or alcohol issues. In these cases, growing up too fast is the only way to survive.

In the new award-winning film, BABYGIRL, debuting this month at theaters, 16-year-old Bronx teenager Lena, played by Yainis Ynoa, is one of those girls where life thrusts her into situations that 'average' teens wouldn't find themselves in, namely in a love triangle with her mother's boyfriend.

For as long as she can remember, Bronx teenager Lena (Yainis Ynoa) has watched her mom Lucy (Rosa Arrendondo) squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When Victor (Flaco Navaja), her mom’s latest boy toy, starts hitting on Lena, she sets up a trap to expose Victor for the creep he is… but the plan backfires.

Written and directed by Macdara Vallely, BABYGIRL, highlights a family living situation that is more common among Latino families than most would like to admit. But it does so in such a way that it underscores the need for love in everyone's lives.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Videos

More in Videos

2_442_c91443f3-46fd-4406-a43e-d41af542c14d

Video: How one teacher keeps dreams afloat for the children of migrant farmworkers

Latina ListaDecember 16, 2015
2_437_aa105bd4-019c-4b64-b16f-e47f8ba78fc2

Video: What would the U.S. look like under a Trump directive of mass deportation? Beyond scary!

Latina ListaDecember 11, 2015
2_383_d351b4b2-3646-40e9-bfed-776461df6a4b

Video: Femicide documentary raises alarm over escalating gender-based violence

Latina ListaNovember 18, 2015
2_341_1f1cb071-cf42-48fd-b8fd-2d77dbe7f489

Video: Creating a new movement showcasing how everyone’s sense of style is “What’s Underneath”

Latina ListaNovember 4, 2015
2_327_b716dba0-8a37-4d08-b206-adc481baf556

Video: Hearing the voices, understanding the pain of DREAMers

Latina ListaOctober 29, 2015
2_295_b186a655-6f0c-4459-8ed2-deb2f7e7988c

Video: Mexican journalists fleeing for their lives find asylum hopes in “El Paso”

Latina ListaOctober 20, 2015
2_222_d11f287e-a6c7-4cfd-8fc6-f525acc75b18

Documentary brings upcoming Supreme Court decision on juvenile life sentences to forefront

Latina ListaSeptember 23, 2015
2_204_39a72f73-3fda-4cf8-bdcd-ce8353403838

Video: An American House where the homeless and undocumented find safe refuge

Latina ListaSeptember 17, 2015
2_182_34908236-186c-470f-b9c2-540bffd407d3

Video: New documentary brings the case of 43 missing Mexican students to global attention

Latina ListaSeptember 11, 2015