Real Women Have Curves
Director: Patricia Cardoso
Producer: Effie Brown, George LaVoo
Screenwriter: George LaVoo, Josefina Lopez
Stars: America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, Ingrid
Oliu, George Lopez, Brian Sites
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Year of Release: 2002
Released on Video: 04/22/2003
“Curvy” Ana Garcia is the daughter
of Mexican immigrants living in Los Angeles. Focusing on her
academic skills, she is so successful that one of her teachers
thinks that she has a good chance of making it into Columbia
University. Society’s standards of beauty and the fact
that her family does not want Ana to attempt such lofty goals
undermine her positive self-image. When she has to work in
her sister’s dingy little seamstress shop, Ana stands
proudly in the middle of her cohorts and proclaims her independence
of society's vision.
- How did you feel when you observed Ana
- How and where in your life could you adopt this behavior
to focus on your true capacities?
- How would this make you feel?
- How would it affect your self-esteem?