According to the L.A. Times, the Hispanic music world is plenty PO-ed at Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for their movie "El Cantante," about salsa music legend Hector Lavoe.
Even Willie Colón, the bandleader who was Lavoe’s partner and producer for two decades, is mad. And he was a consultant on the film. On a Yahoo forum about Latin jazz, he posted an item that included this statement:
"The creators of El Cantante missed an opportunity to do something of relevance for our community. The real story was about Hector fighting the obstacles of a non-supportive industry that took advantage of entertainers with his charisma and talent. Instead they did another movie about two Puerto Rican junkies. . . . "
Wait, "El Cantante" is about two Puerto Rican junkies? Oh man, I had NO idea. Now I gotta go see it!
Photo credit: C’mon, forget about fighting a non-supportive music industry. Who doesn’t love movies about two Puerto Rican junkies? Or any kind of junkies? Look at "Ray" and "Walk the Line."
Let’s split a large popcorn and sit in the front row!