looking back on the representation in SPY KIDS | Cyberpunk Summer, ep 6 with Fran Tirado | FFR 213

Okay, so maybe “Cyberpunk” is a stretch for this one. Still, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to discuss one of our special guest—writer, critic, podcaster, and media consultant—Fran Tirado’s childhood faves. This week, we are talking about the first movie in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids franchise, which debuted in 2001. Alexa PeñaVega and Daryl Sabara star as the titular kids who have to spring into action when their ex-spy parents—played by Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino—are captured by the sinister duo played by Alan Cumming and Tony Shalhoub. The supporting cast includes Cheech Marin, Robert Patrick, and Teri Hatcher, as well as the introduction of Danny Trejo’s iconic character “Machete.” Listen in as we revisit the iconic kids classic that offered early Latinx representation in a blockbuster film.

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Time Stamps:
46:11 – What’s your Freq Out?
* Fran on the Disney+ series Ms Marvel
* Kat on the series The Bear
* Anita on the novel A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall

Links Mentioned:
* Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games episode on gender signifiers – https://feministfrequency.com/video/ms-male-character-tropes-vs-women/
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* Like a Virgin podcast – https://open.spotify.com/show/5r2qw5Zlp6mxtteQeF5n3K?si=de26f919ffe24192

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