The first gay led telenovela had an official U.S. release date.
Earlier this year, we shared with you the news that Univision was bringing us the first gay led telenovela in tv history.
The series, titled El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca or The Heart is Never Wrong, is a spinoff of the Mexican telenovela Mi Marido Tiene Más Marido or My Husband Has More Family. The new series sees the popular gay couple from the original show (Cuauhtémoc or Temo played by Joaquín Bondoni and Aristóteles played by Emilio Osorio) jumping off into their own adventure.
The couple’s story, which spotlighted two gay teens embracing love despite family oppression, was so popular that they won ENews’s 2019 Tv’s Top Couple award and a GLAAD award.
Now, the new series, which premiered earlier this year in Mexico, sees the couple moving on to the next phase in their lives. The couple move from Oaxaca to Mexico City to mature as adults. That said, all their problems aren’t behind them, as the young lovers have tp face new challenges in a new city and chase after their dream careers.
But thankfully the two aren’t alone, as they develop their own found family with friends Diego (Nikolás Caballero) and Carlota Cervantes (Ale Müller). Aristemo’s, the couple name for the boys, apartment becomes the safe haven for their friend group, and together they all tackle topics like depression, suicide, politics, social media, and more.
Not only does this series present the first gay led telenovela on tv, but it’s also a show that caters to younger audiences. As such, it presents modern tales of love and friendship to the growing generation.
“We understand that our brand has the power to validate certain themes and that by highlighting previously unaddressed topics, we’re able to empower Latino families around the country to have important conversations,” says Jessica Rodríguez, president of Entertainment and CMO of Univision. “We are committed to telling stories in primetime that are inclusive and diverse and that resonates and reflects our culture.”
But where can you see the show in the U.S.? Well luckily, the series premiered on U.S. television last night, August 13, and will continue to play both reruns and new episodes from here on out. If you’d like to check it out, you can do so by turning your tv to the Univision channel.
“We are so happy to see this love story between Ari and Temo play out in a show that airs on primetime on Univision. Seeing their lives reflected in the media they watch, often with parents and grandparents, is so important and can have a huge impact on young Latinx LGBTQ people,” says Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language and Latinx Media and Representation at the GLAAD Media Institute. “The popularity of these characters is undoubtedly helping networks and producers see there’s a real appetite among Mexican and also Latin American audiences for LGBTQ characters who have interesting and fully developed storylines.”
And with this progressive series tackling hard issues concerning the Millenial/GenZ generations and giving us a prime gay love story, there’s no question that it will be a beloved and celebrated program. But unfortunately, the series is just a one-season show with only 26 episodes.
So this is where us LGBTQ viewers and fans of LGBTQ media need to put in the work. If we want to see more stories with LGBTQ leads or prominent characters, we should all tune in and support the U.S. airing of El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoc, which airs on Univision on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. est. Let’s help LGBTQ media soar.