Revista – Dulce Media’s El Gordo y La Flaca XXX (2012)

Escrito por Vittoria Buzza

(review in English follows)

Antes de empezar esta crítica, tengo que confesar algo – esta fue mi primera experiencia viendo una película pornográfica en español. En realidad, no sabía que esperar. Mas que nada, estaba muy emocionada de tener la oportunidad de ver una pelicula de este tipo en mi primer idioma.

Pero aparte de este tipo de emoción, también estaba ansiosamente esperando ver una parodia del “Gordo y La Flaca.” Desde hace muchos años recuerdo este programa con mucho cariño. En realidad es mi programa favorito de la farandula y siempre me entero de todo sobre el mundo del espectaculo gracias a Raúl de Molina y Lili Estefan.

Esta parodia porno al final de cuentas me gusto mucho y no pude solamente verla una vez. Despues de verla para poder escribir esta crítica, la vi dos veces mas, pero sin papel y pluma.

Las escenas de sexo me gustaron mucho y cada una tenia algo en especial. Pero, antes de hablar sobre las escenas de sexo, creo que hay algo muy importante que tengo que decir sobre las representaciones de los personajes es esta parodia.

Algo que siempre me llama la atención cuando veo lo que parecen ser personajes Latina/os en los medios, son las maneras en las que los representan. Es muy interesante para mi ver como la realidad de un grupo de personas (en este caso Latina/os) es tan facilmente construida gracias a las tacticas e imagenes que usan los medios.

Una de las cosas que siempre me parece muy interesante es el hecho de que en varias ocasiones vemos a personajes que son Mexicanos, Cubanos, Dominicanos, etc. interpretados por actores españoles, venezolanos, etc. Osea, vemos a personajes interpretados por actores de otra nacionalidad. El hecho de que esto pasa a menudo en los medios, me parece problematico porque al hacer esto los medios estan agrupando a todos los Latina/os en una categoria que no toma en cuenta las tantas diferencias presentes en cada nacionalidad y raza.

Al mostrarnos un personaje que supuestamente es de Mexico diciendo algo como, “Follame” los directores o personas encargadas del reparto no toman en cuenta que esta no es una palabra comun para un Mexicano. Al ver este tipo de cosas en los medios, me pongo a pensar que es probable que las personas encargadas del reparto no toman en consideración que Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. son lugares distintos, con diferetes modismos, palabras, costumbres, etc. No todos los Latina/os somos iguales.

Esto es algo que yo veo en todos los medios. Y el hecho de que por primera vez realmente lo vi en una pelicula porno, parece indicar que es una costumbre que mas y mas seguido se va a meter a todo tipo de medios, sin que el publico se pregunte porque.

Aparte de estos problemitas que tuve con las represtaciones de los personajes (que suele ser un problema que tengo muy a menudo con cualquier tipo de medio), en realidad si me gusto mucho esta película.

Al empezar, vemos a varias chicas bailando con un hombre que parece ser Ricky Martin. Y inmediatamente despues, nos damos cuenta que este chico si es Ricky Martin. Las imagenes que vemos en este baile son muy similares a las que suelen representar a los Latina/os- bailando muy provocativamente, al ritmo del son Latino con colores llamativos. Claro, esta es una imagen que todos los media usan para indicar que el personaje es Latina/o.

El resto de la película toma lugar en el estudio del programa, que es muy similar al verdadero. Dentro de este estudio ocurren muchas fantasias sexuales, y asi es como ocurren algunas de las escenas.

Una de mis escenas favoritas es la de Lorena Herrera. El Gordo y La Flaca tienen una invitada que parece ser Lorena Herrera, una actriz muy famosa en Mexico que ha aparecido varias veces en Playboy. Desde que tengo uso de memoria, recuerdo que siempre ha habido mucho escandalo sobre la siguiente pregunta: “Es mujer o es hombre?”

Y este mismo asunto salio en la parodia porno. Despues de su escena de sexo (que se supone es un video sexual de ella que encontraron), le preguntan que si es verdad que es hombre. Le dice Lili lo siguiente, “Se dice que antes eras hombre y te operaste.” Lorena Herrera, al oír esto, se molesta y les demuestra que si es mujer levantandose la falda ;)

La ultima invitada en esta película es nada mas y nada menos que Shakira! Esta hermosura Colombiana, al igual que el resto de los personajes, no es interpretada por una actriz Colombiana. Shakira viene al estudio para promocionar su nuevo video musical, pero lo que no sabe es que ellos tienen otro video de ella para mostrar al publico.

Antes de mostrar su video porno, el gordo y la flaca muestran el video que ellos han hecho parodiando su video de la cancion “Loba.” Este video fue increiblemente chistoso, en realidad una parodia bien hecha.

Por fin, despues de reír un poco, podemos ver el video secreto y es nada mas y nada menos que Ricky Martin y Shakira, dos de los iconos mas importantes en el mundo de la musica Latina. Esta escena me gusto mucho, mas que nada porque tomo lugar en la jaula del video de Shakira y también porque nunca me imagine ver a Ricky haciendo el amor con Shakira. Wow!

 

Recomendaciones: En realidad, si recomiendo esta pelicula a todo tipo de publico, especialmente a los fanaticos de El Gordo y La Flaca. Tiene una chispa de comedia muy entretenedora, al igual que unas escenas buensisimas de sexo. La unica advertencia que les tengo que dar es que por favor tomen en cuenta que las representaciones de los personajes no son esactamente lo que parecen ser. La realidad de los Latina/os es mucho mas diversa que las imagenes que nos presentan los medios.

 

Extras: Debajo de esta sección podemos encontrar todos los videos musicales de la película – el de Ricky con las bailarinas, la parodia de “Loba,” y el otro video de “Loba” hecho por la actriz que interpreta a Shakira.

 

 

Review – Dulce Media’s El Gordo y La Flaca XXX (2012)

Before beginning this review, I have something to confess – this was my first experience watching an adult film in Spanish. I was not sure what to expect, but more than anything, I was pretty excited about having the opportunity to watch an adult film in my first language.

Aside from all of this excitement, I was also anxiously waiting to see a parody of “El Gordo y La Flaca.” This show will always have a very special place in my heart. In all honesty, it’s where I get all my information about the Spanish-speaking entertainment industry- through Raúl de Molina and Lili Estefan.

This adult parody was very entertaining overall and I was not able to watch it only once. After watching it for the purposes of writing this review, I watched it two more times, but without a pen and paper ;)

I really enjoyed the sex scenes and each one had something very special and unique about it. But, before I begin talking about these scenes, I think there is something very important that I have to mention in terms of the representations of the characters in this adult parody.

Some things that are always very interesting and alarming to me when I see representations of Latina/os in the media are the ways in which they are portrayed- the tropes used and the types of people used to play these characters. In my opinion, it is very interesting and important to see how the reality of a group of people (in this case Latina/os) is so easily constructed due to the images and tactics used by the media.

One of the things that is always particularly interesting to me is the fact that, often times, we see characters that are Mexican, Cuban, Dominican, etc. being played by actors of another nationality. The fact that this happens so often in the media is problematic to me because in doing so, the media is flattening and erasing the many differences found within certain groups of peoples, and boxing them into a closed category. This does not allow room for all the different aspects of various Latina/os groups to come to light.

By having a character that is supposedly from Mexico (the Lorena Herrera example in this film) say something like, “Follame,” the directors and/or people in charge of casting, did not take into consideration the fact that not all Spanish-speaking people are the same, or use the same types of words. This is definitely not a common expression of peoples from Mexico, but rather a word that is used by Spaniards when talking about having sex.

When I see these types of situations occur in the media, I can’t help but think that the people in charge of casting do not care to keep in mind how different, diverse, and unique each Spanish-speaking country really is – yet again another way to flatten differences and create a hegemonic category for a diverse group of people.

This is something that I see throughout the media, and the fact that for the first time, I got the chance to blatantly see it in an adult film, says something very important to me. This seems to indicate that these types of representations and lack of acknowledgement of hybridity and/or diversity are weaving themselves deeper and deeper into all types of media. With these representations and lack thereof, at some point, audiences are going to stop questioning and taking these more and more for granted, assuming them to be part of Latina/o lived reality.

Aside from these representational problems (that I always seem to have with all media), I really did enjoy the film.

(pictured: your Spanish Doll, Bridgette B)

The film starts off with a musical number- several girls dancing with a man who appears to be Ricky Martin. Ha! And immediately after this dance number, we find out that he is, indeed, Ricky Martin. The scene we see with this dance number is very similar to the types of scenes we usually see as representative of Latina/os- provocative dancing with vibrant colors to the rhythm of Latin beats- yet again, another trope of representation.

The rest of the film takes place in the studio, which is very similar to the real studio of El Gordo y La Flaca. Inside this studio, we witness many sexual fantasies take place, and this is how a lot of the sex scenes unfold.

One of my favorite scenes is the one with Lorena Herrera. El gordo y la flaca have a special guest on their show that day and it is none other than Lorena Herrera! Lorena is a famous Mexican actress from Mexico who has appeared several times in Playboy. For as long as I can remember, there has been a rumor surrounding the following question: “Is she a man or a woman?”

This very question comes to light in the adult parody and I thought it was hilarious. After watching her sex video, they ask her if the rumors about her being a man are true. Lili says the following to her, “They say that you used to be a man and that you got surgery.” Lorena Herrera, after hearing this, gets annoyed and just decides to show them that she is definitely a woman, by pulling up her skirt ;)

The last guest on their show for the day is Shakira! This beautiful Colombian, just like the rest of the characters, is not played by a Colombian actress. You can tell by the accent and use of words. Shakira is at the studio to show off and promote her new music video. What she doesn’t know, though, is that El Gordo y La Flaca have a very special video to show her after she shows them hers – It’s a sex tape they found of her and Ricky Martin!

However, before showing her sex tape, el gordo y la flaca show off their music video. They made a music video that is supposedly her “Loba” video, except much funnier and not as sexy. Definitely a very interesting musical number!

Finally, after including a very funny moment in this film and allowing the audience to laugh a little, we finally get to see the secret Ricky/Shakira sex tape. Wow! These are two of the most popular Latin music icons. I never thought I would get to see them have sex! I not only liked it because of this, but also because the sex took place in the cage of the “Loba” video.

So, overall, this film provides a good balance of hot sex and hilarious moments. I would definitely recommend it!

Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” hosts, Lili Estefan and Raul De Molina, even joked about the film on a recent episode. Check it out (below)

 

Recommended for: In reality, I would seriously recommend this film to everyone, especially people familiar with El Gordo y La Flaca. It has a very nice comedic touch, and great sex scenes. I would, however, like to warn the audience that these representations are far from indicative of the multiple aspects that make up Latina/os, and to keep in mind that many of the differences that make up this diverse group of people are not acknowledged in this film.

Extras: In this section, we can find all the music videos in the film- the one with Ricky and the dancers, the gordo y flaca “Loba” parody, and the other “Loba” video by the actress playing Shakira.

 

Vittoria Buzza

All text written and translated by Vittoria Buzza

 

Notables

Bridgette B, Lisa DeMarco, Yurizan Beltran, Nikki Delano, Stevie Shae, Marco Banderas, Carlo Carrera, Marco Rivera, Ricky Anthony, and Anthony De Los Santos

El Gorda y La Flaca XXX was directed by Shy Love for Dulce Media. The film released in February, 2012 and is distributed by Hustler. Buy your copy here.

 

Some images pulled from Dulce Media’s Twitter feed at @DulceMedia.

 

Vittoria Buzza is a queer Mexicana scholar in her early twenties. Her main research interests lie in the examinations of cultural tensions embedded in the visibility of Latina bodies in the media. Follow her on Twitter at @VittBuzz and/or email her here.

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