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The New Starz Series Vida is Bringing Lesbian Latin Representation to TV


Home is where heart is, but sometimes it’s also where your forced to go back to. In the case of sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn (Melissa Barrera) on the new Starz series Vida, that place is Eastside of Los Angeles. It’s in this setting that the two estranged sisters find themselves back in after the tragic death of their mom and, like all good television, the tragedy opens up a whole new set of problems, while also giving us some much-needed representation for queer Latin women. 

As Starz describes it” “Vida is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other.” When they’re forced to return home, “they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.”

The series, from showrunner Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away With Murder, Looking, Girls), also stars Ser Anzoategui (East Los High, Shameless, The Fosters), Chelsea Rendon (The Fosters), Carlos Miranda (The Bling RingDallas) and Maria Elena Laas (Vital Signs).

It’s set to premiere at South By Southwest next month and hit Starz on May 6th. 

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