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Having finished La Niña, Wakanomori and I found a new, non-narco (this rules out the majority of what's available on Netflix) Colombian telenovela to watch: Lady: La Vendedora de Rosas. It's very loosely based on the life of Leidy (Lady) Tabares, a Colombian streetkid who got lifted up to glory as the star of a film called La Vendedora de Rosas [the rose seller] (1998) aaaannnnd then dumped right back into the situation from which she came. Gotta love exploitative directors.

The real Leidy Tabares spent twenty years in jail for charges of accessory to murder (although this Guardian article casts doubt on whether she was really guilty)--but recently was freed and has married her girlfriend. Here's a picture of her with Natalia Reyes, the actress who plays teenage-her in telenovela:


With this novela, you see bad stuff coming a thousand miles away and just have to watch as it gets closer and closer and closer, all the while wanting to scream to the characters to do X or Y or Z to avoid it, but no, they're not going to. So what you're watching for is how fate will unfold and what grace there'll be within the strictures that confine people.

It's got an absolutely hopping soundtrack. Here's my favorite song: Sueños cumplidos

Here's the CD case I made for the soundtrack, which I bought.

Gotta have this picture, too:

Date: 2017-11-22 05:55 pm (UTC)
minoanmiss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] minoanmiss
I love your posts about, well, everything, including these. :)

Date: 2017-11-22 07:07 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Claude Rains)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Gotta have this picture, too

That's a wonderful picture.

Thank you for the rest of this picture of a person and the art of her life.

Date: 2017-11-22 07:38 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Wow, that looks amazing. And I love that last picture.


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