The face of Spanish-language soaps has changed courtesy of Juntos el Corazón Nunca se Equivoca, the new Mexican telenovela–the first ever to focus on a gay couple
Juntos el Corazón Nunca se Equivoca (translated as “Together the Heart is Never Wrong”) follows the love affair between Aris (played by Emilio Osorio) and Temo (played by Joaquín Bondoni), two 16 year old boys in love. Their affair began on the popular soap Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia, which became the most watched show in Mexico.
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The new series finds Temo and Aris journeying to Mexico City to attend university, and going through all the expected perils of young queer love.
Juntos el Corazón Nunca se Equivoca doesn’t air in the United States just yet, but has a habit of finding its way to the internet for anyone interested in learning more about “Aristemo,” as fans refer to the couple.
Oh, and for anyone wanting the basic rundown on their relationship thus far, a devoted fan has put together a recap video of all the soapy twists that led them to this point.
Looks good though will need a magnifying glass to read the subtitles.
Thanks for making me cry – again. 🙂
This is beautiful, but is it just me or does everything sound so much more dramatic and emotional in Spanish ? lol
Yeah, it was sexy even when one of my patients said in Spanish that she had bloody diarrhea and pus in her vagina…
Am working on a project where I have to watch a lot of foreign LGBT movies and TV shows. We’ve been uploading a bunch of excerpts and things definitely sound sexier in Spanish and French.
Hmmm. They do seem to spend 80% of their screen time crying.
Well it’s a soap. They are nice and cute. A bit cheesy but cute.
For a good while they were the Luke and Noah of mexican telenovelas. They have great chemistry but they barely touched, but the couple become so popular on an already very popular telenovela that they finally had some airplay kisses
That’s not fair. Luke and Noah had at least 20 documented lip-to-lip kisses. Nukeoakdale even posted each kiss with analysis and commentary. If I’m not mistaken, they had more kisses in the that amount of time than any other couple on As the World Turns, gay or straight.
It impresses me that non-American gay productions usually use age-appropriate actors. This is especially true in Scandinavia and Germany, and even France and the UK. Teen boys are bouncing around naked across the silver screen and even TV. In the US, gay teens (especially those with romantic, sexual or nude scenes) are usually played by adult actors.
There are two reasons for that. First, teen nudity (including implied nudity), and even same-sex kissing, is taboo in parts of the US. To have an actual teen actor appear nude around invite complaints to the FCC. Being nude in a gay context is even worse. Second, the roles are often too complex for an inexperienced teen actor to play. This was especially true in the past where the storyline invariably involved the trauma of coming out, gaybashing, and lots of tears. Furthermore, many teens, especially males, are reluctant to play gay so the pool of qualified teens isn’t all that big. So adults were/are used, e.g. As the World Turns’ Luke and Noah.
Things are changing though, especially since gay storylines are more normalized and playing gay is actually chic. Even the Disney channel has gay characters and storylines. Americans can thank Canada for that, where the very long running Degrassi franchise had teen actors playing gay teens since the 90s, and arguably even the 80s (where one guest character was in college, so I don’t know if he was a teen). One 80s episode even had the show’s hunk, Joey Jeremiah, walk down the school corridor naked on a dare. Full extended teen male rear nudity.
Degrassi was/is a hit among American teens and tweens. In 2004, they featured the first close-up teenage gay kiss in North America and US fans squealed with delight. And it wasn’t a brief image in the shadows either. The episode ended with a freeze frame of their lips locked. You can watch the landmark episode (and the whole franchise) for free on Youtube. Search for “degrassi It’s Raining Men.” Or if you just want to watch excerpts, search “degrassi Marco Dylan kiss.” More recent episodes are even more explicitly gay.
In the U.S. you have to be a legal adult to consent to nudity. Also, adults play under age characters whenever possible because they can work longer hours and don’t need on set tutors, and guardians present. Daniel Radcliffe was 17 when he was naked on stage in Equus in London. They had to wait for him to turn 18 to play the role in the U.S. This country is still under the constraints of our Puritan roots.
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