Steven Spielberg made a controversial decision in “West Side Story.”
There are many scenes that take place entirely in Spanish.
However, he decided not to provide subtitles in any of these scenes.
This left English-speaking audiences out of the loop.
However, it also hurts Latin Americans who may not speak fluent Spanish.
It also completely excludes deaf and hard-of-hearing
Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff has been pushing for open captioning in movie theaters.
She played Marvel’s first Deaf superhero in the 2021 film “Eternals.”
“West Side Story” is available in theaters on December 10, 2021.