Latine identity is much more nuanced than what we ask of “In The Heights.”
Latine representation in media has become so politicized that it’s guaranteed to cause division when a new film or TV project premiers. I don’t believe that calling out creators is avoidable. I think it’s par for the course at this point. Still, we should pay close attention to how Latinx/Latine representation affects our identity as individuals, Americans, and creators over time. A project doesn’t have to be perfect to make an impact.