The country’s first televised kiss between two gay men happened last night on Amor à Vida, produced by Rede Globo, the second-largest broadcast network worldwide behind ABC.
The network was prompted to air the historic kiss after a social media campaign demanded the show’s gay couple, Felix (Matthew Solano) and Niko (Thiago Fragoso), show more affection than their previous embraces and cheek-to-cheek kisses.
According to Noticiasbr, #BeijaFélixeNiko has been a major trending topic on Twitter for months. The site describes a long and torrid relationship between the characters and concludes their “passionate peck” was long-awaited. The kiss happens during the final moments of the finale episode, after which Felix and Niko “go on to live together and raise a family“:
The two appear together in a brief farewell scene, when Niko goes to work. They initially give only a kiss on the cheek and a hug, as already shown in other scenes of the couple.However, making the moment as a declaration of love, the importance of reporting that Niko had in his life, Felix holds his arm at the time of the match and both show a very passionate peck.
Great work, Rede Globo! Please don’t make us wait long for a Brazilian Looking.