Amar a Muerte: Fans call for lesbian couple Juliana and Valentina spin-off
More than 40,000 fans of Mexican TV show Amar a Muerte have called for a spin-off for lesbian couple Juliana and Valentina.
Tens of thousands of people have now signed a petition which urges Mexican TV studio Televisa to create a programme focused on Juliantina—Juliana and Valentina’s couple name.
Amar a Muerte fans have grown to love Juliantina
Fans of the show, which means “Love to Death” in English, have been spurred into this level of enthusiasm by the wonderful relationship between Macarena Achaga’s Valentina Carvajal and Bárbara López’s Juliana Valdes.
Amar a Muerte only ran for a little over four months, but still managed to break new ground with the couple, who reportedly formed the first same-sex pairing on a Mexican telenovela.
Viewers were drawn in by the couple’s numerous ups and downs over the course of 87 episodes, as their friendship turning into something more after Juliana’s mother was kidnapped by a cartel.
Petition explains why Amar a Muerte couple Juliantina is so important
That love for Juliantina is clear in the petition, started by a fan called Marija Milovanovic.
She states that the queer relationship “has opened the eyes of the public [to the fact] that something as natural and normal as LOVE can be accepted in all its forms, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or skin colour.
“It has opened the door for our LGTBQ community to be more visible and accepted,” the petition continues. “Its impact in Mexico and Latin America is becoming stronger and stronger.
“Let’s join forces so that this beautiful story continues and so this is not the end! We deserve more Juliantina!”
— Marija Milovanovic about Amar a Muerte couple Juliantina
“Fans from all over the world have collaborated with creative ideas to follow their relationship closely.
“Periscope, Twitter and Instagram Stories have been the meeting points between thousands of people from around the world who fell in love with this beautiful story.”
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