Netflix Struck Reality TV Gold — & The Heart Of Colorism With Made In Mexico

Netflix Struck Reality TV Gold — & The Heart Of Colorism With Made In Mexico

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Today, there are roughly 55 million Latinxs living in the U.S. — each one of us with unique cultural experiences. In our new series #SomosLatinx, R29’s Latinx staffers explore the parallels and contrasts that make our community so rich. Stay tuned as we celebrate our diversity during Latinx Heritage Month from September 15-October 15.

On a beautiful autumn day, the queen bee of a reality TV show holds the baptism of her son on her husband’s family’s lavish estate. Everything is going well until her brother-in-law, a fellow cast member and the baptism boy’s godfather, starts hitting the tequila too hard. By the end of the sprawling, carnival-themed bash, the godfather is drunkenly hopping into a bull ring to fight a live bull — and he does. For a very long time, much to everyone’s concern.

The Real Housewives could never.

Netflix’s brand-new docuseries Made In Mexico , however, very much does. The moment the series, premiering Friday, September 28, was announced, it proved to be as polarizing as star Robby Checa’s soused-up baptism antics. On one hand, Mexico , about Mexico City’s wealthiest, most glamorous pack of friends, stood as the streaming service’s first-ever Mexican reality show — making it an instant trailblazer. As the series’ first two episodes, which were made available to critics, prove, it’s just as fun — if not more so — than anything on Bravo.

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