Juliana Alves celebrates the first kiss between trans man and cis woman in soap opera: ‘Símbolo de amor’ – Prime Time Zone


Actress, who starred in the scene with Bernardo de Assis, spoke of the scene shown in ‘Salve-se Quem Puder’

Reproduction/Globe/07.15.2021 Juliana Alves celebrated the scene she starred with Bernardo de Assis

O first kiss in a Brazilian soap opera starring a trans man is cis woman was aired on Wednesday night, the 14th, in “save yourself who can”, plot shown at 7 pm, on Globo. The actress Juliana Alves, who performed the scene with the actor Bernard of Assisi, celebrated the fact of participating in this representative moment for Brazilian teledramaturgy. “How strong is the kiss? A great symbol of love, kissing can represent much more than a gesture of affection. A kiss can be transformation as well as struggle. I feel very honored to be part of this emblematic scene in the history of television drama”, wrote the interpreter of Renatinha on Instagram. In addition to being the first kiss between a trans man and a cis woman, this is also the first interracial trans kiss on broadcast television. “It’s gratifying for me, as an actress, to be able to use my work to bring representation and help normalize love in all its forms.”

Juliana continued her story explaining why this kiss is something so symbolic. “In a country that has increased violence against black women and in the country that kills the most people LGBTQIA+ in the world, this scene symbolizes the recognition of our right to have a dignified life and to be happy. reverence Glamor Garcia (actress of the first trans-cis kiss on Brazilian television), Rogéria (first trans person on TV in the country) and, above all, my scene partner Bernardo de Assis, who lent all his talent to Catatau to make this incredible work possible”, concluded the actress who also thanked the author of “Salve-se Quem Puder”, Daniel Ortiz. “Love is still possible”, commented Bernardo. Juliana Paiva, one of the protagonists of the soap opera, also celebrated the scene: “Amor é amor”.