FLAMIN’ HOT – Review by Leslie Combemale

In the moments before Eva Longoria’s feature directing debut, the 20th Century Fox fanfare plays, but the traditional score is changed to sound like a mariachi band is playing it. That’s the first sign that Flamin’ Hot is going to bring strong, fun Latin flavor to the screen. What comes next is a two hours tall tale, far from the true story of the origin of the famous Frito-Lay snack, but which is a true and often joyful celebration of Latin culture and family life.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Eva Longoria’s FLAMIN’ HOT’ to stream on Disney+ and Hulu – Brandy McDonnell reports

Flamin’ Hot, the feature film directorial debut from seasoned actor and filmmaker Eva Longoria, starts streaming June 9 on Disney+ and Hulu. The film is based on the true story – or at least the popular urban legend – of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global phenomenon. Flamin’ Hot premiered in March at South by Southwest (aka SXSW) in Austin, Texas, where it won the Headliners Audience Award.

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