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Why HBO Max’s ‘Veneno’ Insisted on Casting Trans Performers to Play 1990s Trans Icon Cristina Ortiz

Directors Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo were meeting with television executives in their native Spain when they were asked to name someone they’d love to make a biographical series about. “They probably expected us to say someone like Julio Iglesias, but one of us said, ‘La Veneno,’” Calvo tells Variety during a Zoom interview from […]

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