Master class has become the new online search tool for intellectuals.

Almost anything you want to learn, you can learn straight from the experts in pre recorded sessions known as “classes.” For an annual fee o f $180, subscribers can learn from a variety of topics within the 11 categories listed: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Community & Government, Design & Style, Food, Home & Lifestyle, Music, Science & Tech, Sports & Gaming, Wellness and Writing.

Experts with years of experience and knowledge, such as Annie Leibovits (Photography), Bob Woodward (Investigative Journalism), Bobbi Brown (Makeup and Beauty), and even Christina Aguilera (Singing). All provide insight and tips into the industry and how they succeeded.

This year Leticia Dolera, the creator, writer, and star of the new HBO Max series, Perfect Life, hosted her own master class and gave insight into the highs, lows and lessons learned throughout her career.

She opens up about the beginnings of her career and about self-reflection during the years she was unemployed. It was during this time of self-reflection, that Dolera expanded her skill sets beyond acting. She learned languages and read books on scriptwriting and filming, which helped prepare her for her first script as a writer.

“What’s not clear in the script, what is not solid. Will never be clear on the screen.”

Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta) was the first tv show she both wrote and directed and is loosely based on her experiences and the expectations she had for herself.

“I was having a lot of conversation with my best friends. We had a lot of conversations about love, what it means to be in a relationship, what it means to be a part of a family, what is success, what’s maternity – do you want to have kids? – all those questions, where in my mind like everyday.”

Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta) tells the story of Maria, Esther and Cristina. Three women in the middle of a life crisis as they realize that the plans they had made for themselves haven’t really gotten them the long-promised happiness they yearned for. Together, they will find alternatives and make decisions that will lead them away from what society expects from them. They will soon realize that life doesn’t necessarily have to be what they always imagined.

What has made the show so relevant and successful with the audience, is the honest and accurate depictions of what women experience. “ I was telling someone how when you turn 40, and you didn’t get that important success in your career, you start to think that maybe you are not done in that. In Spanish we say ‘querer es poner’ which means that if you really really want something and you work hard, you’ll get it, and that’s a lie.” Says Dolera.

“You can be very passionate about something, you can make every effort and have this great and wonderful dream, but you won’t get it and that’s okay. It doesn’t mean you are worthless/ It just means that you will not get that and you will have two options in that case. You can get upset, depressed and let your self-esteem go down or you can take that moment of your life as an opportunity to maybe change your dream, find another dream or realize that you don’t have any more dreams but you have your whole life still.”

While most master classes are about learning a new skills set. Dolera’s master class was about reflection, opportunity, honesty and acceptance of what is rather than how we expect things should be.

You can see Leticia Dolera in a Perfect Life (Vida Perfecta) now available to stream on HBO Max.

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Lidia Mosqueda

Lidia Mosqueda, a graduate from California State University Fullerton, has been a news correspondent for MUSE TV since 2017. She has covered various newsworthy events such as; press junkets, film & tv screenings, premieres, concerts, red carpets and other public events. As a bilingual journalist she has written about various musicians and artists in Latin entertainment, helping to bring attention to many Latin American talent, here in the states. As a journalist in the entertainment field. Her goal is to break down the stereotypes and assumptions that surround entertainment journalism.

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