STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Katie Elmore Mota, an executive producer of “East Los High,” appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss the show.
Mota says the show features an all-Latino cast and was shot in East Los Angeles.
“We shot the entire series in East LA and we’re dealing with real-life teen issues. So what we’re trying to do is basically talk about different issues such as teen pregnancy, STD prevention, how to navigate what you want to do with your life, inspire people to think about their futures, and really think about healthy relationships, and what matters to them,” she said.
Two episodes of the show have already premiered on Hulu.com with new episodes debuting each weekday through July 3.
The fictional show is based on audience research.
“Actually when we started looking into developing this series, at the time, 53 percent of Latina girls by the age 20 were having at least one pregnancy. So as you can imagine, that’s more than one and two and the rate is very high,” Mota said. “What we wanted to do is empower the audience to really make the best decisions for themselves around sexual and reproductive health and we saw this as a great way to stir up the conversation.”
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