La Entrevista (The Interview)


This is the astrological symbol for Virgo, in case you were wondering.

According to Wikipedia, the constellation of Virgo is representative of many identities, all related to maidens, purity and fertility. Make of that what you will.

There’s an official medical name for the “re-virgining” operation Rio tells Hector about. It’s called a hymenoplasty. More on that in the next chapter.

Ramoñes — I bet you guessed this one. The doctor is named for those foundational punk rockers, The Ramones. I suppose his last name should be pronounced Ramonyez, though.

Hector’s line, “Don’t mess with Mexican girls, amigo.” was inspired by Tom Petty’s comments after George Harrison’s wife Olivia knocked out an intruder who had attacked George in their home.

“When I heard about it, I sent George a fax, and it just said, “Aren’t you glad you married a Mexican girl?” Olivia really kicked ass. She is a beautiful person.” — Tom Petty (after hearing the news about George’s 1999 stabbing)



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