Okay so I just found out that Lupe Ontiveros died. And I’m sure many of you are like who’s that. Well that’s The Iconic Maid in Every Single Movie™ . She played dozens and dozens and dozens of maids in so many movies and tv shows: The Goonies, The First Wives Club, As Good as it Gets. Over and over she was casted as the maid, but she wanted to break free. It never happened. And now she’s dead AND NO ONE TALKED ABOUT IT. She didn’t get a goodbye at an awards show. She didn’t make huge headlines. She’s been dead for five years and most people have never even learned her real name. GUADALUPE “LUPE” ONTIVEROS. I am so disappointed in myself that I was one of these people. She was an activist, a Latina, and worked so incredibly hard to give as much life as she could to the stereotyped roles she got. I just wanted to give her even a fraction of the recognition she deserves.