America Ferrera The platform said in a statement Wednesday that it will debut as the director of a Netflix adaptation of Erica El Sanchez’s novel “I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”.
Ferrera, who had already directed episodes of series such as “Superstore” and “Gentefied,” will be signing her first film as a director with this Netflix production about Sanchez’s iconic and popular book.
In this adaptation of “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” she will be accompanied by Linda Yvette Chavez, co-creator of the series with much Latin flavor “Gentefied” and who was responsible for the script for this film.
America Ferrera is the producer and one of the main promoters behind “Gentefied” so she knows exactly what Chávez can contribute to “I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Girl”.
Years ago, I fell in love with this amazing novel by Erica El Sanchez. The depth, intelligence and sharpness of his writing, along with the young Latin heroine, struck me badly and left me wanting more. “Ferrera said today.
“I’m really honored to direct the lovely modification that Linda Yvette Chávez has made to her script. The opportunity to direct the work of these two incredibly talented Latin writers is a dream come true. I really want to share this movie with many fans of the novel, and present to the world this fun, deep and relevant story. Link “, Added.
“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”, which reached the finals of the 2017 National Book Award in Youth Literature, tells the story of Julia, a young Latina exploring her identity and family ties after the death of her sister Olga, who was apparently the ideal daughter in an accident.
Ferrera is one of the most famous Latin actresses of recent years in the United States. The Honduran translator has starred in such series as “Ugly Betty” (Golden Globe and Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Film) and “Superstore” and in films such as “Real Women Have Curves” (2002).
Off screen, Ferrera has rallied on numerous occasions for immigrant rights, for equality between women and men, and respect for the LGTB community.