I've been a fan of The Real Housewives franchise since day one, when it first debuted in Ocean County as a response to the popularity of Desperate Housewives. But it never occurred to me until just recently that there's been an underlying issue brewing: sexism.
Are maids a realistic reflection of Latinas in America today?? Yes, but they are not a reflection of every Latina. Stereotypes are constructed and perpetuated by those who believe in them. I choose not to.
When the director of Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders decided what to create next, he focused instead on a modestly budgeted film about a boy who befriends an alien. The result was the biggest hit of his career.