Whisper is the anchor of her posse, the most confident and the most boss. I have multiple digital copies of the movie. First up on the list of homies, has got to be Seidy Lopez, aka Mousie. Sad Girl wears deep black lipstick wherever she goes. We also welcome feedback on how we can improve our services. Jesse and I met in New York in 89.
The director's daughter, , has a small role in the film alongside many real-life Echo Park denizens; several musicians and film directors also make cameos, among them , , Kid Frost, and the members of. Anders's choices here is reasonable, but that doesn't mean they succeed. She has been married for over twenty years and is mom to two beautiful kids. Very tall, and looked like she was made out of gold. Maybe that position, neither inside nor outside, contributes to the film's problems. As dramatic situations unfold around them, some that would turn violent, they must try to stay together as friends despite the betrayals, heartbreak and tragedies.
One of the resonating conflicts of the film is the relationship between best friends, Mousie and Sad Girl. One scene that stands out is when she wears a hot pink dress and matching high heels. Historically, most gangster films are centered on men, with an occasional female character to provide a sense of glamour and romance. They pride themselves for remaining loyal to each other and their gang. This movie is definitely in my top 5. He tries to be a good father, but seems to care more for his elaborately painted truck. Review aggregator reports that the film has earned a 71% based on 21 reviews, with a rating of 6.
She paints her nails a candy apple red. Near the end of the film, there is the death of a rival gang leader, a pachuco who wears suits and drives class cars. Running time 92 minutes Country United States United Kingdom Language English Mi Vida Loca also known as My Crazy Life is a 1993 directed and written by. Marlo Marron can also be found on Who can forget going around with a vato from another neighborhood? Her bangs were teased up in a pompadour. She is always posting videos of her hilarious and talented tribe on Facebook.
She throws them black and forth like a handball, she is hopeful about her community and her place in it. She usually wears oversized shirts, pants, and dark brown lipstick. Sad Girl is very much a tomboy. The tension between these two characters can make it easy for one to place themselves in a particular camp. You can check out some of the things Jesse is up to, on his Facebook Page Till this day, women will always ask me about this sexy creature. Bleach-blond Whisper , for instance, learns the drug-dealing ropes from Ernesto and considers crossing gender lines to open her own operation.
Accepting Credit Cards Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, suggestions or issues. The focus of shifts freely between these and several other characters, many of whom take turns providing narration and context. We also have the pleasure of doing many meet and greets with one of the original locas from Echo Park. He is always working on something incredible. Mousie has the biggest hair in the neighborhood.
Based on a true story. Some of the actors in the film went on to become out and out movie stars Salma Hayek, Danny Trejo, Jacob Vargas, Jesse Borrego and others moved on to pursue different dreams but we all had a bond. What do you peeps think? When Mousie withdraws into herself to cope with the responsibilities of young motherhood after bearing the child of her one true love, Ernesto , Sad Girl and Ernesto turn to each other for comfort. Anders, who lives near Echo Park, is neither condescending nor arrogantly intimate in her approach to these characters. Vero Arellano aka Stranger manages the page on Facebook but she is also one of the 30 inspiring women featured on a Living Firme Podcast.
He always leaves me with nuggets of wisdom. And though violence is part of their lives, they are likely to be teen-age mothers struggling to get by. The slightly older Giggles , however, refuses to fall into old dependencies and habits after being imprisoned for four years for a crime her boyfriend committed. Getting to the set was always exciting, an awesome experience, but I dressed myself and I did my hair. Like the pachucas that came before her, Whisper toyed with the idea of gender expectations. She would want you to know that the rumors going around about her being a princess are nonsense.
I will add that she is raising her kids on her own because she is a widow. It centers on the plight of young Mexicanas and Chicanas and their male counterparts growing up in the section of , who face the struggles of friendship, romantic entanglements, and motherhood in a neighborhood ravaged by gang violence. All the major roles are played by professional actors, but Whisper plays herself. I Watch it at least once a month in some format Growing up in San Francisco, i could relate to many of the characters and people in the movie. Or you can buy a signed copy from me I got to hang out with Whisper for a few days, back when Mi Vida Loca had just come out. Over the last 20 years, I have had the privilege of occasionally getting together with some of the Mi Vida Loca cast members. She owes her name to her soft raspy voice.
Mi Vida Loca was a pivotal film because it constantly challenged gender expectations and placed most of its value on the relationships between women. Jesse Borrego is a star. They use gang names, like Sad Girl, Mousie and Whisper. Neighborhood pride runs deep in Echo Park, so when two lifelong friends join the local gang as a matter of course, they're handed down gang names from the previous generation of homegirls. At the time of filming, most of the cast was made up of unknown actors, some of whom were actual gang members from Echo Park.