QUEERTY APPROVED — Watching this trailer for caRIOcas begs the question: Why doesn’t the U.S. have programming like this? Even Noah’s Arc was never as captivating (or, frankly, titillating) as this new Brazilian series looks to be. Producers tell Queerty that while the show — its name is a spin on “cariocas,” or native of Rio de Janeiro — hasn’t yet been picked up for broadcast, they’re “in talks” with cable company Globosat for South American air, as well as cable networks in the U.S. Please?
Yup, you can’t beat havin’ a Brazilian boyfriend.
Brazlian is my new favorite word.
HOT. And the production looks amazing, better than half the shit here in the states.
It’s funny because I’ve written in my blog: http://www.noposthumousparty.wordpress.com about these local initiatives for a brazilian gay-themed series. Cariocas is fun and it serious; it’s depicting and it’s real; it’s univesal and it’s Rio itself.
I hope to watch it at the biggest broadcasting
TV. And I do hope to get in touch with the producers in order to take part of this project somehow. To be mentioned at Queety.com it’s an honor. Hope to let them know this post by my comments.
And I hope you to help me to convince them to accept me in the cast or being at the backstages like a co-writer.
Good to know the coincidence about the issues.
Good to know brazilian gays are on the screen for every world to deelight
Hi hun… I am sorry to be a party pooper but there serious and immediate problems in Brazil. They are the leader in Hate Crimes throughout the world. The media and people are only interested in painting a picture of the positives in Brazil, but there is a film who is trying to raise awareness of the seriousness of the matter. Please help me spread the word… http://lezgetreal.com/?p=13759
Forgive the link but you’ll see how serious it is when you read a letter which is included. It’s very very sad and eye opening.
Thank you for all you do and this was a nice video nonetheless.
@Bri: Yeah Queerty are we in such a rush to get it up (no pun intended, ok, well maybe a little bit) that you can’t proof your headlines?
@edgyguy1426: What do you have against Brazlians? Gays are so intolerant.
Hey Julie Phineas,
I was going to ad the same kind of comment on here.
There is this myth that Brazil is wonderful for gays and lesbians, but that is just myth.
Most Brazilians i know here in London are not “OUT” at home, but are here to live freely and be gay whilst they can.
Yes, there is a myth that life in Brazil is wonderful for gays, simply because gays fantasize about it. Whether or not it’s actually true and reciprocal is totally different. We may really like their men b/c they are “beautiful”, but that has nothing to do with them being gay-friendly.
I live in Brazil, and let me tell you, this is not a gay heaven.
Call me crazy, but I think by a show like this airing in Brazil it will open the dialogue since it’s the first ever, no? It even looks like they touch on the not coming out thing. The guy says “This is Brazil. You come out, it’s over.”
The trailer is not even 2 minutes long and you want them to comment on hate crimes? We have no idea if they do or don’t. @Julie Phineas has her way of getting her point across and I’m sure these guys do too. Give them a minute. I’d watch it in a heartbeat and I’d watch Julie Phineas’ documentary too about hate crimes in Brazil–the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
I say CONGRATS CaRIOcas for daring to do a show like this in Brazil. I guess I’ll have to wait for youtube or hulu to see it since I’m in NY, unless it gets picked up here.
One of the male leads kind of looks like Jorge Nunez from the recent American Idol season. (I know it’s not him though, just saying)
superhot!! hbo?? hello??
@Lucky Luke: Thank you for sharing that with these ignorant sex starved idiots who sit back and watch those Brazilian pay-per-view movies and then get the impression the entire country is just one big orgy.
Many gay americans have gone to Brazil, the dominican republic, jamaica and other so called gay heavens on earth only to be beaten, robbed and sometimes murdered.
Those are paid actors in those movies.
It’s not suppose to be a realistic portrayal, but rather an idealistic one set in Brazil, much like Noah’s Arc.
The trailer would be funny if I could understand what they were saying, but I suppose that’s my own fault for not passing Spanish in High School.
If it is well written it would bring together two worlds of queer media that have seem to be mutually exclusive: a good script and attractive cast. Only time will tell, I suppose.
@Alec: You’re right Alec what could have I been thinking? Yay Brazlia!! And Clarence fear not cuz they speak Portuguese in Brasil…er…Brazli
Que homens bonitos! E muitos corpos bonitos!
According to Wikipedia and Dictionary.com, in Portuguese and Spanish, it is spelled Brasil.
The English spelling, however, is Brazil, so for all intents and purposes, either spelling is correct.
@J. Clarence: A lot of people forget that it is portugese, not spanish, that is the official language of brazil.
The trailer was cute. However I do hope they include strait people in the story lines. I think what kills a lot of gay movies is the abscence or near abscence of strait people. Its like the projects start off nice but with 45 minutes they just get too gay.
The first season of Noah’s Arc was the best. The second season showed the budget cuts had taken their toll on quality. By the third episode I tired of listening to what I knew was a grown man dressing and talking like a 16 year old queen. Overkill at it’s worst because the actors all had a good chemistry with each other.
This gay novel has pretty extreme views about religion and being gay all done in a sci-fi style sory, the writer was even almost killed when this book was first published. After being banned in his own country it is now available.
check the plot – As predicted by Isaac Newton the second coming happened and as the world waited to see what was about to happen an appointed man was sent to meet God, hours later God had vanished and the man came out immortal; no apocalypse, no destruction and no salvation. This gave birth to a chain of holy wars that almost chattered Earth’s civilizations and so giving birth to a mass colonization of planets to ensure peace by separation. Thousands of years later all was at peace by until Endings were born; humans connected to their planets in such a way that they are capable of destroying them should they wish it. Now Earth’s Ending has been born and the day to pass judgment draws near.
it can be found here
Apart from that it is very hard to find
Of course a Country the size of Brazil is not gay heaven,
but I think Brazil in general is pretty open and accepting.
Cant compare LA or NY to Peoria, IL or Mobile, AL
.. and yes, the men are hot, Brazilians have a certain warmth
that we Americans dont have, either you’re born with it or
I am Brazilian and I have one thing to talk about our parents have an image of sex, parties, because criminal mafia of Rio de Janeiro and the Northeast, the more you come to the south of Brazil will see that our country is completely different from the image that you have out there, carnival all year round, such is sao paulo city, Curitiba and Santa Catarina
Rio de Janeiro in shame, the Rio and the Northeast are discriminated against by the most developed part of the country
Well, I am a 26 yrs old brazilian guy, living in São Paulo. I do have many friends in Rio as well.
The thing is: prejudice happens everywhere ( some places more than others, sure).
I myself have never been a victim of any kind of violence due to the fact I am guy.
I believe Brazil is evolving in this matter; many things yet to be done, sure, but it has become pretty better to be a guy here, specially in the big cities. Small cities – as I believe it happens in EVERY COUNTRY – tend to have small minded people. We gotta breakthru. Otherwise, there will be just complaints.
So yes, if people wanna come to Brazil, please, do so. Of course, follow some safety instructions ( avoid some places, what to carry and so on) and I am sure you are going to have a good time.
I feel somehow angry about those brazilians who ALWAYS complain about the country´s issues. Come one! don´t every country have their issues as well?
In my opinion, most brazilians like to complain, as a habit they got, and not do something about it. Yes, it is terrible to read news on crimes against gays, social differences, violence in general and so on. I can name a hundred problems my country has been facing. Corruption in large scale. However, I believe the worst problem here is people´s inertia. Besides that, how do gay people want to be treated with respect if they themselves do not act accordignly???? It is time to stop blaming everybody else for the country´s problems and stop relying (I have nothing against those who believe in God, just to make clear)on God´s will and time to do something here and move our asses and make this country proud of having such determined people to bring and build something good NOW.
I do not attend gay groups or LGBT organizations. It is just not my kind of thing. I came out when I was 16, yes it was pretty hard, and I just feel that FOR ME the best way to bring some good image about gay people in the society is my behaviour. For example, last week I came out to my boss. I was giving him a ride and somehow the subject og sexuality came up. I told him and well..he treats me as he would treat a straight guy. Because he figured out I have values in my life, I have plans, I study and I want to live a life which is worth living for. I am not a moralist(AT ALL), but I am sure the first step to take is to be people who can contribute to the society and not just demand rights from the government.
For the ones who wonder ” are brazilian people really that hot?” well..there are all kinds of guys here. lol. Those who really give some time to take care of themselves ( body and mind, sometimes just body and sometimes just mind..lol). What I do see here ( I am a brazilian myself) is that brazilian are more open to live their lives. We are born in a tropical country, pretty hot in summer; the largest coast on earth. So..it does help to influence us to take care of ourselves.
Carnival, Gay Parade and so on – great time to come as well.
To conclude: to the foreigners willing to come here: do research. best places, best hotels, best gay points, tips for your safety…pretty much everything you must search for.
to my patriotic, brazilian citizens: parem com esse hábito ridículo de meter o pau no país. O país somos nós. merda sempre tem, mas se fizermos algo, pelo menos algo foi feito. Reclamar, não ajuda em nada.
That´s it guys.I do hope Os Cariocas will be aired. 😛
Brazil has a great gay scene, especially in Rio. Take a gay tour to Brazil http://www.worldincolortours.com
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