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Gay Characters Feature in Latest Brazilian Telenovela

Tom Phililips from Guardian UK has the exclusive:

Love triangles, broken hearts and a reality TV star, accompanied by an upbeat samba soundtrack. It could only be one of Brazil’s nightly telenovela soaps, the latest of which debuted last week. But Insensato Cora??o, or Foolish Heart, is set to break the mould by featuring at least six gay characters.

“We are going to take on a contemporary and pertinent issue,” Ricardo Linhares, one of the show’s creators told Brazil’s R7 news website. He said he hoped the soap would help “combat prejudice and promote acceptance”.

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The cast includes actors: Rodrigo Andrade, Leonardo Miggiorin, Wendell Bendelack and Marcos Damigo. (Photos)