07/11/2013 10:29 am ET

Southern California Locals Join Effort To Make Hollywood More Latino-Friendly


A nationwide crowd funding campaign that aims to turn a novel about six Latina friends into a movie is getting some help from Valley supporters.

The would-be movie is based on “The Dirty Girls Social Club,” which tells the story of six college-educated, middle-class Latinas living in Boston. Adapting The New York Times bestseller for the big screen would provide a much-needed opportunity to present diverse Latina characters in a constructive light, supporters said.

“I think (Latinas) are underrepresented and misrepresented a lot of the time in movies,” said Norma Aguilar, who is spearheading the local effort.

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