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Para vestir santos
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From left to right: Susi (Gabriela Toscano), Male (Celeste Cid) and Virgi (Griselda Siciliani)
Genre Comedy
Created by Adrián Suar
Written by Javier Daulte
Directed by Daniel Barone
Starring Gabriela Toscano
Celeste Cid
Griselda Siciliani
Theme music composer Mavi Díaz and Claudia Rufinatti
Opening theme Para vestir santos
Country of origin Argentina
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 36
Production
Producer(s) Pol-Ka
Release
Original network El Trece
Original release April 21 (2010-04-21) – December 22, 2010 (2010-12-22)

Para vestir santos (Spanish: For dressing holy men) was a 2010 Argentine miniseries, produced by Pol-Ka and aired by El Trece. It was starred by Gabriela Toscano, Celeste Cid and Griselda Siciliani. "Para vestir santos" is an expression for the fate of spinsters. The miniseries received the Golden Martín Fierro Award.

Production

Para vestir santos features several musical numbers. All the lead actresses had previous experience with the genre. Griselda Siciliani studied dance and sing, worked in the theater musicals Revista Nacional, Sweet Charity and Quiero llenarme de ti, and the television musical Patito Feo. Gabriela Toscano made her first work in a musical. Celeste Cid worked in the musical video "Asesíname" by Charly García, and Gloria Carrá is a musical artist.[1]

The series portrays Celeste Cid's character through the discovery of her sexuality in a lesbian relationship. Although the Argentine television had previously featured homosexual characters in fiction, it was rarely a main character as is in this case. The series was contemporary to the sanction of the same-sex marriage in Argentina.[2]

Plot

Gloria, a widow, has a sudden death. Her three daughters, Susi, Virgi and Male, are single and fear that they may become spinsters. The miniseries follow their multiple attempts of starting a romantic relation. Their step sister, María Eugenia, the villain of the story, sold the house of their parents upon their mother's death.

Reception

The first episode, aired on April 21, 2010, got 19.1 rating points.[3]

The miniseries received the Golden Martín Fierro award, as well as 8 other Martín Fierro awards. It was awarded best miniseries, best script and best direction. Gabriela Toscano, Celeste Cid and Griselda Siciliani were all nominated as best lead actress of miniseries, the award was given to Toscano. Hugo Arana was awarded best secondary actor, being nominated with Fernand Miras and Luis Machin. Betiana Blum was awarded best secondary actress. Ricardo Darín received the award for best guest appearance, nominated along with Gabriel Goity. Martina Gusman was awarded as best new actress, being nominated with Pilar Gamboa. The program had unsuccessful nominations for best theme song and best production.[4]

Cast

References

  1. ^ "La música, siempre cerca" [Music, always near] (in Spanish). Clarín. October 11, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Adriana Schettini (July 5, 2010). "Lesbianas, ¿Bienvenidas a la TV?" [Lesbians, welcomed to TV?] (in Spanish). Clarín. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Comenzó Para vestir santos" [Para vestir santos began] (in Spanish). La Nación. April 22, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Para vestir santos, ganadora del Martín Fierro de Oro" [Para Vestir Santos, winner of the Golden Martín Fierro] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 

External links

  • Official site (in Spanish)
  • Para vestir santos on IMDb
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