Suave Says - Netflix
Funny, fun and full of heart, Suave Says will follow famous lain lover turned preacher, Gerardo Mejia, as he fights to keep his family together the only way he knows how; with laughter and love.
In the early 1990s Gerardo Mejia had it all. Thanks to his smash-hit single, "Rico Suave," he was living the good life with all of the fame, fortune, and women to show for it. Twenty years later, Gerardo's life is still pretty good if not just a little bit different. While he is no longer a rockstar, Gerardo continues to be adored by many (as a record exec turned minister) and remains surrounded by beautiful women -- only now they are his wife and daughters.
Following the success of his big single, Gerardo went on to become an influential A&R executive at Interscope Records, married Kathy (a former beauty queen), and had 3 beautiful children— Bianca, Nadia and Jaden. However, despite Gerardo's early success, life was not always easy in the Mejia household.
Over the years, Kathy and the kids weathered the storm of success and what comes after it. With the admission of infidelities spanning a decade, Gerardo and Kathy are now trying to pick up the pieces of their marriage and reconnect with their children.
But even without a marriage to repair, Gerardo and Kathy would have their hands full. At least two of their three kids plan to follow in their father's famous footsteps. Nadia is an aspiring singer/model and Jaden wants to make it as a rapper. Meanwhile, older sister, Bianca, just moved back into the family home..and brought her new boyfriend, Zack, with her. Rounding out the hectic household is Gerardo's 20 year-old niece, Lexi, as well as her toddler son.
So get ready because in this family, the only constant is craziness. And while dad might be Mr. Suave himself, life in the Mejia household is anything but smooth.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
Suave Says - Margaret Keane - Netflix
Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins, September 15, 1927) is an American artist. Creator of the “big-eyed waifs,” Keane is famous for drawing paintings with big eyes. She mainly paints women, children and animals in oil or mixed media. While the work achieved commercial success through inexpensive reproductions on prints, plates and cups, it has been critically dismissed as kitsch. One reviewer pointed to its ubiquity in discount stores: “They hung in Woolworth's, next to the velvet Elvis, or maybe it was Walgreen's, by the clowns.” The work was originally attributed to Keane's husband, Walter Keane. After their divorce in the 1960s, Margaret soon claimed credit, which was established after an in-court “paint-off” in Hawaii. A resurgence of interest in Margaret Keane's work followed the release of Tim Burton's 2014 biopic Big Eyes. She maintains a gallery in San Francisco which boasts “the largest collection of Margaret Keane's art in the entire world.” In light of the great gulf between her work's popularity and its critical lampooning, she has been called the “Wayne Newton of the art world.”
Suave Says - Media portrayal - Netflix
In 1973, Woody Allen's comedy Sleeper features people of the future, who consider Keane to be one of the greatest artists in history. In 1977, Steven Spielberg's drama Close Encounters of the Third Kind a Big Eyes print hangs over the Neary's piano. In 1998, cartoon series The Powerpuff Girls by animator Craig McCracken debuts, featuring leads based on Keane's “waifs” and a character named “Ms. Keane.” In 1999, Matthew Sweet's album In Reverse features one of Keane's oil paintings on its cover. In the 2014 biographical film Big Eyes, Margaret Keane and her ex-husband Walter are the main focus of the film. Margaret was portrayed by Amy Adams and Walter was played by Christoph Waltz. The film was directed by Tim Burton. Margaret Keane makes an appearance in the film, as an elderly lady sitting on a park bench, in the scene where Adams' and Waltz's characters are outside the Palace of Fine Arts. Margaret Keane turned down various offers for the film rights. After meetings with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, she agreed to the film rights and approved the screenplays written by Alexander and Karaszewski. The film took 11 years from development to completion.
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