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Brazil’s First Televised Gay Sex Scene Has Tasteful Butt Shots, Poofy Shirts

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Recently, the Brazilian telenovella Liberdade Liberdade (Freedom Freedom) aired the nation’s first ever gay sex scene and it’s got everything you could want from publicly broadcast softcore: passionate face-eating, tender (yet sweaty) caresses and tasteful butt shots. And since the show is a 18th century period drama, it also features poofy shirts, atmospheric candlelight and emotionally manipulative violins — classy.

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In the scene, André (actor Caio Blat) and Colonel Tolentino (Ricardo Pereira) finally get it on after a prolonged period of mutual attraction. But since the show is entirely in Portuguese, we had to turn to the gay UK mag Attitude to help translate some of their pre-coital chit-chat:

Tolentino: “My only friend is you. You, Andrew. A sensitive man. Can you understand the mysteries of life. The turns that the world gives. The surprises that life holds.”

André: “Surprises about ourselves.”

Tolentino: “Yes. You said one day that we all have a second nature. Sometimes it remains hidden.”

André: “But not forever.”

Cue the violins and the violent kissing! After a flouncy bit of “oh my” self-touching, André and the Colonel start shedding their clothes (there’s a lot of ‘em) and André soon finds himself walking nakedly towards Tolentino with some strategically placed pottery blocking his privates.

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Conservative religious groups complained of course (typical), and in response, Blat said, “I am very happy to be representing this story. It adds to the feeling of the show, addressing various forms of prejudice and discrimination. People realize these are contemporary issues that are being addressed in a historical context.”

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Since Brazil’s legalization of same-sex marriage equality in 2013, the country has experienced a rise in queerphobia and anti-LGBTQ violence, just like the U.S.! Nevertheless, exposing mainstream viewers to gay characters and storylines will help shift the culture towards acceptance of LGBTQ folks over the longterm. And if not, it’ll at least give LGBTQ Brazilians some (tastefully nude) role models to look up to.

You can watch the steamy love scene below.