A Flamin’ Scorching Cheetos Film Premieres on Hulu This Summer time

They’re scrumptious, and spicy, and now, a significant movement image.

Flamin’ Scorching, which purports to inform the origin of the favored sub-variety of Cheetos and different Frito Lay snacks, is formally coming to Hulu later this yr. The movie will first premiere as a part of the South By Southwest Movie Competition later this spring.

Right here, per Searchlight Photos, is the movie’s official synopsis:

FLAMIN’ HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to show the enduring Flamin’ Scorching Cheetos right into a snack that disrupted the meals business and have become a worldwide popular culture phenomenon.

Jesse Garcia performs Montañez, and the forged additionally incluldes Dennis Haysbert, Tony Shalhoub, and Matt Walsh. The movie additionally marks the directorial debut of Eva Longoria.

Listed here are a couple of extra pictures of the movie, together with one among Longoria holding aloft an exultant Flamin’ Scorching Cheeto.

Whereas the story of a janitor who modified the world of snacking is an irresistible premise for a narrative, it might be price noting that some declare that Montañez’s story of inventing the Flamin’ Scorching taste is at the least partly embellished. A 2021 Los Angeles Times article disputed his story, and quotes a Frito Lay spokesperson as saying “We worth Richard’s many contributions to our firm, particularly his insights into Hispanic shoppers, however we don’t credit score the creation of Flamin’ Scorching Cheetos or any Flamin’ Scorching merchandise to him.” (The article does additionally quote one former govt who says “With out Richard, this factor [Flamin’ Hot Cheetos] wouldn’t be on the market.”)

Upon nearer inspection, the official synopsis above doesn’t credit score Montañez with inventing the snack meals — it says he was the one who was capable of “flip the enduring Flamin’ Scorching Cheetos right into a snack that disrupted the meals business.” I suppose we’ll have to attend and see how these occasions play out onscreen. The Flamin’ Scorching film premieres on Hulu on June 9.

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