Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On the Tube: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin is a CW comedy with an unusual premise: A young virgin is artificially inseminated by mistake. Does that sound like a telenovela? Well, it's adapted from one.

The show is getting a lot of current attention after its star, Gina Rodriguez, beat out some heavy hitters to win this year's Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy.

Rolling Stone calls the show this season's sleeper hit. The magazine credits Rodriguez, noting: "She does much of the heavy lifting when it comes to making an absurd premise believable, and her everygirl charm is the glue that successfully holds together a mix of romance, melodrama, offbeat humor and fantasy."

The show's creator (as well as writer-producer) Jennie Snyder Urman told Rolling Stone that she has been affected by the support her show has received from Latina viewers:

I'm white, so I see that representation all the time. It has been a moving experience to hear young girls who watch the show explain how important it is for them to see themselves onscreen, and to see a young Latina who is defined by her ambition and dreams.

And now, according to The Hollywood ReporterJane will tackle immigration! Stay tuned.




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