ok but can we talk about the fact that penelope alvarez wasn’t okay when her daughter first came out, just for the fact that her daughter being gay wasn’t something that she expected, but she never let elena know that. she went out there and did research on lesbian culture, went to a gay club and talked to people about her feelings and was even more affectionate toward her daughter than she usually is just so elena wouldn’t notice her struggle and feel bad about it. she wanted her daughter to know that she’s loved and accepted so penelope went through the entire adjustment period without ever letting elena feel anything but supported. she struggled to accept that change but was still supportive of her daughter from the very first moment and anyway my point is that penelope alvarez is the best kind of parent and i love her
The reboot has deviated from the ‘70s original in a couple of obvious ways. For one, the new Netflix version features a Latino cast (Cuban-American Penelope Alvarez is a single mom of two with a live-in mother of her own). But equally important is one of the central story lines, which focuses on the sexual orientation of Penelope’s daughter, Elena. In the first season, the feminist teenager comes out to her family. Throughout the ensuing episodes, her family struggles with the news in complicated, but meaningful ways.
What’s so wrong about saying people should follow the rules? You want to come to America, get in line. Oh, the one that’s ten years long, full of hard working people that will do jobs that some Americans won’t do?
Alright, I need to say something. I do. Okay- Scott. Sometimes, I’ve noticed when I’m talking you don’t listen. I’ve let it go. But now I’m saying something professional, in a professional manner, professionally.
But it was just exciting, you know, meeting someone new and flirting, and making a connection. I can’t wait for that. I hope you’ll keep me in the loop when it does. Are you kidding me? I’m going to tell you everything.