Eva Longoria  is defending her upcoming show Devious Maids against criticism that it portrays stereotypes of household workers. The show follows the lives of five Latina maids who work in posh Beverly Hills homes. Eva, who is one of the executive producers of the Marc Cherry-created dramedy, says the stories depicted in the show are worth telling. “With the demographics of the United States changing rapidly, we should represent our diverse country on television," the actress said during a Rogers Media media event. The cast includes Ana Ortiz, Roselyn Sanchez and Susan Lucci. As noted by Eva, it’s the first show ever to have five Latina leads in television. Of Mexican background herself, the former Desperate Housewives star retaliated to critics of the show, saying, “It's a fact that we do make up a large percentage of domestic workers, and so when somebody criticizes us saying, 'Why are you telling their stories, it's so stereotypical?' I always say back, 'You're telling me their stories aren't worth telling, that maids are not complex, that they don't have a life, that they don't have a story to tell, and they do.'" ~Rebecca Raveendran

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  1. Linda on June 6, 2013 7:39 AM

    You go Eva...

  2. Swellie on June 6, 2013 10:02 AM

    Sounds like it'll be a funny show.

  3. Checkit on June 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    Despirate Housewifes and now Devious Maids.... what's next Sinister Pets?
    BUT I think it could work.

  4. Tamla on June 6, 2013 1:12 PM

    Good for her! Think about it, there have been Latin Help on all kinds of shows. From Maria (B & B), Miguel (Y & R), not to mention that Tina Sloan (Ex-Lillian Raines Guiding Light, Venice) had a Maid as well as Theresa (Dallas).

    Also, remember Natalia was a Hotel Maid on Guiding Light

    We saw struggles of Black Women so why not Latina Women.

  5. Gus on June 6, 2013 3:59 PM

    @Tamla could not agree more

  6. MrT on June 11, 2013 3:59 AM

    This is just another garbage riddled show to fill a time slot on cable TV. Why can't we go back to the good old days of sitcoms and comedy shows that we could escape reality even just for 30 minutes. This isn't depicting the real lives of maids around the world its painting them in a bad light.

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