By Josefina López.
Cast: 3w. La Pinta. is a comedy about two Latina best friends. Truvi is a sociology major at UCLA and Deedee is a striving cosmetology student who attends a grape boycott protest at a local grocery store. Violence breaks out and Deedee tries to rescue Truvi from the clutches of a policeman, only to discover that Truvi wanted to get arrested to make the 6 oclock news. The two friends get arrested and Deedee has to decide if she is going to use her cosmetology tuition money to pay for bail. In jail, Truvi puts down Deedee for wanting to be a cosmetologist. Deedee ignores her and starts talking to Sad Eyes, a tough-looking girl with excessive loud makeup. Deedee befriends her and redoes her makeup, revealing a beautiful person underneath the harsh mask. Truvi becomes jealous and criticizes Sad Eyes for her “gangsterette” look, revealing her prejudice against her own people. Deedee and Truvi realize they have drifted apart. When Truvis rich boyfriend pays her bail, Deedee chooses to stay in jail with her new friend. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 10 minutes.