Posted at 4:49 PM on July 28, 2006
by Euan Kerr
Some of the cast and crew of "Quincenera" came through today. It's the new movie from writer directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland about latino teenagers growing up in Los Angeles.
It's a charming film, with more than a little bite. It examines issues of teen sexuality, pregnancy, culture clash, and the displacement caused by gentrification. It stars Jesse Garcia and Emily Rios who also came in for a chat.
This is the second film by Glatzer and Westmoreland. Their first movie, "The Fluffer" is a love story set against the gay porn business in LA. Westmoreland worked in the industry for a while. I asked him if that fact has helped or hurt him as he has been working in the more respectable side of the film business.
He said he thought all in all it had helped, because he had learned the basics of making films, albeit very bad ones.
At that point Glatzer pointed out he got his start in reality TV, and he had much the same experience.
So I had to ask the question: which was the more embarrassing to admit? Having worked in porn or reality TV?
Westmoreland howled with laughter and said definitely reality TV.