"Vida" on Starz refuses to uphold Latinx respectability politics, instead representing its mostly female characters as messy, sexual, and human.

For Latinx fans of Drag Race, Valentina’s unapologetic Latinidad felt like a revolution. But after her shameful elimination. some of the show’s long-standing issues came to light, from racism in the show’s fandom to Latinx illegibility in American pop culture.