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In the 2018 drama Rich Kids, a group of underprivileged teenagers break into the home of a wealthy family to feel what it’s like to live on the opposite end of the income bracket. The film stars two San Antonio natives, Amelia Rico and Alessandra Mañon.

Rico, a 2000 graduate of Brackenridge High School, plays the mother of one of the central characters who breaks into the house. In the opening scene, her family is evicted from their own home for missing multiple rent payments. She lashes out at her husband for his failure to provide for them.

“We all know that Latino representation is needed in Hollywood,” Rico told the Current during an interview last month. “The film really gets into the heart and human story of these kids and what drives them, rather than just focusing on the negativity of their actions.”

 

Source: San Antonio Current

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