Her Name Is Rita (Film Thoughts: Rita Moreno Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It)

I thought I already knew a lot about Rita Moreno, but after seeing the documentary ‘Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It,’ turns out I knew diddly squat. I have to be honest that at times I look at her as a poor man’s Chita Rivera, but of course she isn’t. She is a trailblazer and broke a lot of barriers for Latina women. This film shows us all of that, and more. First of all, much has been said about her love affair with Marlon Brando, but I did not know that he used to abuse her physically. How she survived that is already a monumental achievement. And of course, she is the first Latina woman to win an Academy acting award. But if I have to be totally honest, I first knew of her from ‘The Electric Company,’ which I used to watch every day when I was a kid (‘hey you guuuyyysss’) But above all, she seems to be a wonderful person and deserves all the accolades she could get.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s