The First Telenovela Celebrating the Love Story of Gay Protagonists Is On the Way From Mexico
The story of a young gay couple in the telenovela Mi marido tiene más familia touched people’s hearts and helped break down stigmas. Now the beloved gay characters will be protagonists in new spinoff.
The story of a young gay couple in the telenovela Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia, which aired on Univision, was so popular among viewers that the actors will be the protagonists of a new series now being filmed in Mexico. Mi Marido will have a spinoff series titled Aristemo, la serie that centers on the love of teen boys Aristóteles (played by Emilio Osorio) and Temo (played by Joaquín Bondoni). The fictional gay couple — dubbed “Aristemo” by fans — has been showered with love and support on social media. Members of the Latinx LGBT community have expressed how seeing this story airing on primetime television has made them feel proud and more accepted.
Ironically, the love story was almost banned by the telenovela's own producer Juan Osorio, who is the father of Emilio Osorio, one of the actors who plays the gay characters. Juan admitted it was hard for him at first to accept his son playing a homosexual character. The producer said he was afraid Emilio would be a victim of cyber-bullying or that his acting career may be impacted negatively. However, Juan knew that telling this story was important to break down stigmas associated with homosexuality within the conservative Latinx community, so he ultimately gave his son his blessing. The kiss the teen boys shared on the last episode of Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia broke the internet with comments.
Now the pilot for Aristemo, la serie, is being filmed in Mexico with the same-sex love story as the main focus. The new story will follow these two beloved characters featured in Mi marido tiene más familia as they face society's discrimination and defend their relationship.