Carmen and Lola, Roma romance from Spain

Carmen and Lola (Carmen y Lola) is a Spanish language story of two young Roma women who fall in love. It’s the first film of this kind. Arantxa Echevarría wrote and directed this tale of lesbian love amid traditional patriarchal values. I found the film on HBO Max.

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Diary of a Future President, season 2, wholesome and inclusive

Diary of a Future President, season 2, streaming on Disney+ is cheerful and wholesome. It tells the story of a Cuban-American girl in middle school who grows up to be President of the United States.

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Mosquita y Mari from director Aurora Guerrero

Mosquita y Mari is a film Netflix repeatedly put in my recommended queue. Since it came out in 2012, I ignored it. Finally, on a night when I couldn’t find anything new to watch, I took a look at it.

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When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron)

When They Left (Cuando Ellos Se Fueron) is a documentary from Ecuador about a mountain hamlet where no one is left but some elderly widows. The film is available from the website as a DVD, but I don’t see it available on any streamers yet. It’s worth buying or keeping an eye out for it.

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Yes Day earns a big YES!

Yes Day is a family comedy that should bring a laugh and a smile to viewers of every age. This brightly colored romp is streaming on Netflix.

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Maria (and Everybody Else) brings comedy from Spain

Maria (and Everybody Else) ( María (y los demás)) is an energetic comedy of errors from Spain. The film was directed by Nely Reguera and stars Bárbara Lennie as the Maria everything swirls around. You can see this 2016 release on Prime Video for a small rental.

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Holy Camp (La llamada), musical comedy from Spain

Holy Camp (La llamada) is a comedy set to music in a Catholic summer camp for teens. It was a popular stage production before it was made into a movie. Much of the same cast were in the stage show. This Spanish language musical is streaming on Netflix.

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Hache, season 2, hits new levels of danger

Hache, a crime drama from Spain, puts Hache (or Helena) at the top of the crime and drug scene in Barcelona in the 1960s. Hache (Adriana Ugarte) inherits a nightclub, some houses, a cement factory and more from her lead-filled former lover Malpica. Both seasons are on Netflix.

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So My Grandma’s a Lesbian (Salir del ropero)

So My Grandma’s a Lesbian (Salir del ropero) sounded perfect. Two older women in the lead roles. Written and directed by a woman. A story about how love is love. Easy to find on Netflix.

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Daughter from Another Mother – family melodrama from Mexico

Daughter from Another Mother (Madre Solo hay Dos) stars Paulina Goto as Mariana, a young single mom. Ludwika Paleta stars as Ana, a married mom who just had her third child. Their babies get mixed up at birth. Season 1 of this Mexican series is on Netflix.

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