Jackie Torres takes a stand against stereotypes in the TV show “Dante Night Show”. The stereotype is defined on Wikipedia as “an exaggerated perception, with few details and simplified, about a person or group of people that share certain characteristics, qualities and abilities.” That exaggerated and simplified perception is the one that has damaged women for many years. On TV, for example, women have been shown in multiple occasions as sexual objects, without giving any attention to other elements that better define a woman . The producer, director and actress Jackie Torres knows these stereotypes first hand, because she started to fight against them at a young age when she became a producer of TV shows in a world ruled, back then, by men. From de portrayal of women with skimpy clothes while men were fully dressed, to the perpetuation of insignificant and demeaning acting roles, Jackie explains several of these stereotypes that have been present on TV and film against women for many years.
This Thursday May 19, Jackie shares several of the experiences she had as a producer, to fight TV stereotypes so predominant in the 80’s and 90’s, of which something remains on 2016, that limit the roles a woman can exercise in our society. Her testimony called the attention of well known motivator Dante Gebel who invited Jackie to share her experiences in his show “Dante Night Show.” The show contains revelations never before shared by Torres that expose the TV stereotypes that have caused women so much harm and have been hidden for many years.
The show airs daily at 8:30 pm (pacific time) 11:30 pm (east time) on Mega TV on channel 405 of Direct TV and 3008 of AT&T U-Verse. In the picture, Dante Gebel does not get away since Jackie Torres calls his attention for making jokes about his mother’s in law on TV.