Univision Premieres First-Ever Telenovela About A Homosexual Couple

Univision Premieres First-Ever Telenovela  About A Gay Couple

As soon as upon a time, telenovelas have been idealized romantic tales (with quite a lot of drama, after all), the place probably the most you’d see have been chaste kisses and the remainder was left to the creativeness.

However telenovelas have developed and viewers can anticipate to see a lot steamier scenes and edgier tales. {Couples} bare in mattress? Extraordinary 20 years in the past. Now, that is the usual, as sure societal norms in Latin America relating to intercourse have develop into extra liberal and producers look to entice audiences with provocative storylines.

Univision is taking it up a notch this week, brushing apart conservative notions of affection with the premiere of El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca (The Coronary heart Is By no means Unsuitable), the primary Spanish-language U.S. broadcast tv sequence that includes a same-sex couple as the primary protagonists, and which made historical past in Mexico.

“We perceive that our model has the ability to validate sure themes and that by highlighting beforehand unaddressed matters, we’re capable of empower Latino households across the nation to have essential conversations,” says Jessica Rodríguez, president of Leisure and CMO of Univision. “We’re dedicated to telling tales in primetime which might be inclusive and various and that resonates and displays our tradition.”

The Televisa-produced coming of age sequence, which has already aired in Mexico, follows the love story of Aristóteles (Emilio Osorio, who can be son of the sequence producer) and Cuahutémoc, aka “Temo” (Joaquin Bondoni). It’s a spinoff of Juan Osorio’s widespread telenovela Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia (My Husband Has Extra Household), which scored sturdy rankings throughout its two-season run on Univision from 2017 to 2019.

The story of the younger couple flourished through the second season of Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia. Their struggles, as they got here out of the closet and sought acceptance from household and others, captured the eye of audiences. Followers took to social media to share ideas about #Aristemo and the way the couple was inspiring them to embrace their id, making it a trending matter on Twitter and Instagram. 

In El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca, Aristóteles and Temo transfer to Mexico Metropolis to attend faculty. Aristótles is able to start his music profession, whereas balancing his influencer standing and his private relationship. Temo desires to be a politician regardless of the bias he may encounter. Their love will probably be put to the check as they create new friendships and overcome the challenges of being homosexual in Mexican society.

Straying from the longstanding method of heterosexual soul mates combating towards all odds to be collectively and dwell fortunately ever after, the love story of two younger males is groundbreaking within the telenovela style. Regardless of rising acceptance inside Latin American and Latino audiences, there’s nonetheless prejudice relating to homosexuality.

Mexican and Latin American telenovelas have featured homosexual characters up to now, however have been relegated to secondary roles, usually ridiculed and stereotyped, though there have been some exceptions. For instance, the 2011 Mexican telenovela El Sexo Débil (The Weak Intercourse) produced by Argos Tv, featured a homosexual, skilled character, who seems to have probably the most steady relationship within the household. And in 2013, Televisa included a same-sex wedding ceremony on Amores Verdaderos – a primary in a telenovela. As exhibits and sequence incorporate extra homosexual characters and reasonable storylines, that may proceed to vary.

 “We’re so comfortable to see this love story between Ari and Temo play out in a present that airs on primetime on Univision. Seeing their lives mirrored within the media they watch, usually with dad and mom and grandparents, is so essential and may have a big impact on younger Latinx LGBTQ folks,” says Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language and Latinx Media and Illustration on the GLAAD Media Institute. “The recognition of those characters is undoubtedly serving to networks and producers see there’s an actual urge for food amongst Mexican and likewise Latin American audiences for LGBTQ characters who’ve fascinating and totally developed storylines.”

El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca is a brief sequence with solely 26 episodes. It premieres on Univision August 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT eight p.m. CT.

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