For a few years now, you may have seen #RepresentationMatters trending on Twitter when culturally impactful films like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians and now In the Heights are released. Movies like these, as well as certain television shows, make those who have felt underrepresented for much or most of their lives finally feel seen, heard and, well, represented. This past weekend, we saw the long-awaited movie adaptation of Lin-Manual Miranda's first Broadway baby In the Heights finally hit theatres after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This movie made me laugh, think and cry over and over again. That's my emotional state of late. Between In the Heights, the second season release of Hulu's Love, Victor and the latest episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (titled El Quincenearo) on Disney+, this past weekend was the most I have ever felt represented, not just as a Latino but as a queer Latino.
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