Univision Makes History, Announces First Telenovela That Will Star Gay Couple In Leading Role
This is not your abuela’s telenovela: For the first time in history, Univision is going to launch a primetime telenovela with two male stars as the lead power couple.
No, it’s not the first time that gay characters have been featured in a telenovela, but it is the first time one will feature gay lead characters.
The new show will be in Spanish and is called “El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca” (The Heart is Never Wrong), and it’s a spinoff of the Mexican telenovela, “Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia,” (My Husband Has More Family).
The telenovela will feature two already very popular gay characters.
Viewers will follow the love story of Cuauhtémoc (Joaquín Bondoni) and Aristóteles (Emilio Osorio), the popular couple from “Mi Marido.”
The young men will take on challenges in today’s less than accepting society and face challenges together.
Fans are so in love with the couple, they’ve earned their own ship-name:
Aristóteles + Temo = Aristemo. Too f-ing cute.
Fans of the show and the LGBTQ+ community have flooded Twitter with their Aristemo appreciation.
Many of them express how the novela’s couple has inspired them with confidence and happiness.
It’s not the first time that gay characters have been featured in a telenovela, but Univision is breaking barriers by casting them in leading roles.
In 2013, Univision made international headlines with a memorable same-sex wedding between two men in “Amores Verdaderos” (True Lovers). And in 2018, even more LGBTQ+ characters made their debut in both English and Spanish-language shows, including “One Day at a Time”, “Élite”, “Vida”, “Casa de Las Flores”, and “Amar a Muerte.”
These telenovels are sharing the identies of queer Latino people and so much more:
Shows such as “Mi Marido” and hopefully soon too, “El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca,” show real-life scenarios that people of the Latino LGBTQ+ community face on the reg. And this can lead to more acceptance from family members and friends.
And don’t worry, you can totally watch it with your abuela.
“El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca” is being filmed in Mexico but don’t worry you’ll be able to watch in the U.S, although an official air date hasn’t yet been shared.
We’ll be the first tuned in to watch this power couple take the telenovela scene by storm!