Actor John Leguizamo has joined more than 270 writers, showrunners, and producers demanding more “Latinx” representation in Hollywood.
The letter, which was also signed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Pose” creator Steven Canals, calls upon Hollywood to meet five demands: hiring more “Latinx” writers; greenlighting more “Latinx” projects; more representation of “Latinx” culture; more promotions of “Latinx” writers in low-level positions; more “Latinx” hiring.
“We are tired,” the letter often exclaims.
“We are tired of Latinx projects being developed with no Latinx writer, director, or producer attached. We refuse to be filtered through a White perspective,” it reads.
“We are tired of hearing ‘we couldn’t find any Latinx writers to hire.’ We are tired of Latinx writers being asked to repeat staff writer and lower staffing levels, which not only ensures that we stay at those levels, but also helps perpetuate the narrative that Latinx writers don’t exist at the showrunner and other upper levels,” it goes on