Wearing matching french vanilla suits and lavender ties, Estefano and Jean looked on in suspense, wondering what Estefano’s famously conservative mom would say after showing up to their marriage ceremony in the novela “Amores Verdaderos,” True Love.
“Mother,” her son Estefano said. “Madam Longoria,” his partner Jean added, sheepishly. “Silence!” she said, as intimidating as ever.
Pacheco says images and narratives in media have an incredible importance and cites Vice President Joe Biden, who said he became accepting of gay marriage through watching the sitcom, Will and Grace.
As for Spanish-language media, he notes that Univision airing Amores Verdaderos is important because the company behind the novela is Televisa, which has traditionally been conservative in highlighting LGBT lifestyles.