Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Sensual Women, Lush Wetlands and Cool Caimans

Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Sensual Women, Lush Wetlands and Cool Caimans

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As a child growing up in Brazil, I'd settle down with my family every evening after dinner to watch the national news on TV And after the news, it was time for the telenovela. I wasn't particularly happy: it meant my mom would gaze at our small TV screen for an hour, disconnecting from me and reality. I was too restless to understand the point of watching what appeared to be the same theme over and over again. But that small screen also showed snapshots of a different world, and from time to time, it managed to catch my eye for more than a few minutes. Some scenes even made an impact.

The first series I recall was Jorge Amado's Tieta from 1989-1990. As a 12-year-old kid from a rather strict Catholic family, it gave me a rush of excitement blended with shame to watch the opening scenes that starred the largely naked model Isadora Ribeiro. …

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