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This Lesbian Love Story Is Groundbreaking

This Lesbian Love Story is Groundbreaking for Brazil

No story like this has made it to Hollywood. 

In northeast Brazil, young queer women don't dream of Hollywood. But Alice Carvalho did, and it made all the difference. The young creator/star of the Revry Original Series, SEPTO, faced discrimination against race, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as xenophobia towards any culture produced in the extremely conservative region where she grew up.

"How to dream so high living in a country so full of discrimination and having only two reals (Brazilian currency) in the pocket?" muses Carvalho. Nevertheless, she persisted to create and star in the series as Jessica, an Olympic hopeful whose life changes course when she meets mysterious and confident surf instructor, Lua.

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The impact of this groundbreaking lesbian love story has reached a global scale. After winning awards in Brazil, South Korea, and Germany, the series became the first audiovisual project from northeast Brazil to receive prominence in Hollywood.

"Hollywood is the center of the audiovisual industry [and] where any creator dreams to be," Carvalho says. "This release of SEPTO on Revry is the reflection of approval. As a whole, it legitimizes and boosts Brazil's anti-homophobia speech as well as reaffirms the importance and quality of Latin American shows such as ours," Carvalho stated.

Check out a clip of a romantic moment between Jessica and Lua below, and watch SEPTO on Revry.

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