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From ‘Selena’ to ‘Veneno,’ Hollywood Appears High on Latino Biopics

From ‘Selena’ to ‘Veneno,’ Hollywood Appears High on Latino Biopics

Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo didn’t meet Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, also known as “La Veneno,” in her best light. They often saw the prolific trans performer and bombastic media personality — by then in poor health — quietly eating a sandwich and sitting on a curb with her friends from her sex worker days. Nary a fan begging for an autograph was in sight.

Still, the actors-writers-producers-directors knew her story wasn’t only deserving to be heard around the world, but also one that would undoubtedly shine as brightly and stun as loudly as the firecracker did in her heyday. With this in mind, they created “Veneno,” which was produced by Atresmedia and Suma Latina, and generated a wave of buzz in the U.S. after its November release on HBO Max. The legendary RuPaul praised the show on social media, Variety included the biographical series on its 15 Best International Series of 2020 list,

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