A new web series is shining a light on how gentrification impacts Latinxs living in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles.
"Gente-fied' is a dramatic comedy web series that follows seven characters as they fight to stay rooted in their quickly gentrifying neighborhood.
The series describes itself as “an explosion of fusion tacos, LGBTQ raza, micheladas, defiant murals, generational clashes and more,” and features little to no mention of guns, cartels or drugs. Okay, so there’s a little marijuana, but it’s mostly a story about Latinx people struggling to hold onto their roots in a rapidly changing community.
"Gente-fied" is reminiscent of "East WillyB," a short-lived web series that focused on how gentrification impacted Latinos in Brooklyn. Like it’s East Coast counterpart, “Gente-fied” features and is largely produced by Latinx talent, including executive producer America Ferrera and director Marvin Lemus, who co-wrote the series with Linda Yvette Chavez.
Check out the trailer above.