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Veneno

Season 1 2020
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  • 2020-03-29T17:00:00Z on Atresplayer Premium
  • 44 mins
  • 6 hours, 27 mins (8 episodes)
  • Spain
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Drama
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Journalism student Valeria is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets and instantly bonds with her idol, the incomparable trans icon Cristina “La Veneno” Ortiz Rodríguez. As she begins to write Cristina’s memoir, Valeria is plunged into a winding story full of victory and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, loyalty and abuse, fame and freefall - but always defined by courage and self-love. Electrifying and inspiring, Veneno weaves between Cristina’s past and present to paint an unforgettable portrait of a complex woman who, in daring to break boundaries and refusing to dim her own light, paved the way for so many others to shine.
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8 episodes

1x01 La Noche Que Cruzamos El Mississippi

  • Series Premiere

    2020-03-29T17:00:00Z — 63 mins

When Valeria was a little girl, she never understood why people called her by a name that was not her own. The same thing happened to Cristina, by then misnamed “Joselito”, who had to survive a violent and cruel childhood under the Spain of the sixties. Two women who were born in very different times but who, by chance or by destiny, end up united forever, when Valeria, a journalism student, decides to write a book about the life of the iconic Cristina, La Veneno.

1x02 Un Viaje En El Tiempo

  • 2020-06-28T17:00:00Z — 60 mins

Determined to write the book on Veneno's memories, Valeria runs into more difficulties than she imagined. There is something important in Cristina's childhood, but she dodges it and refuses to talk about that part of her past: a difficult childhood in Adra, where a young Joselito has to face rejection from other children and even from his own. mother, who does not look favorably on the boy's mannered forms. Thus, Valeria will have to use all the weapons at her disposal to try to understand what happened during those years that forever marked the life of Veneno.

1x03 Acaríciame

  • 2020-09-20T17:00:00Z — 44 mins

Cristina details her life in Marbella after fleeing Adra - from the new family she built, to her first love, and her first heartbreak. As Cristina takes Valeria on Joselito’s wild ride through Marbella, the club scene in Torremolinos, and the Madrid dating show appearance that changed her life, Valeria navigates the highs and lows of her transition - and begins to explore her sexuality.

1x04 La Maldición de Las Onassis

  • 2020-09-27T17:00:00Z — 44 mins

In the ‘90s, Joselito struggles to survive in Madrid - until she meets Cristina Onassis, who encourages her to start taking hormones and to join her as a sex worker in West Park. As Cristina recounts how her namesake brought her to life, a tumultuous TV show appearance awaits in present-day Madrid.

1x05 Cristina a Través del Espejo

  • 2020-10-04T17:00:00Z — 44 mins

Back in the ‘90s, Cristina’s splash debut on Mississippi takes her off the streets of West Park and into the spotlight. But as ratings soar, she faces a traumatic series of reunions with her mother - and storms Adra to show herself off to the village. While the show struggles to stay on air, Cristina alienates herself from friends, leaning on substances - and her abusive boyfriend, Angelo - for relief.

1x06 Una de Las Nuestras

  • 2020-10-11T17:00:00Z — 44 mins

When the curtains close on her TV career, Cristina - under Angelo’s increasingly toxic influence - resorts to whatever means necessary to get by. In present-day, Valeria’s career is taking off in Seville when she gets an urgent call from Paca: Cristina’s health is rapidly declining, and finishing their book may be her only hope for recovery.

1x07 Fue Más o Menos Así

  • 2020-10-18T17:00:00Z — 44 mins

When the curtains close on her TV career, Cristina - under Angelo’s increasingly toxic influence - resorts to whatever means necessary to get by. In present-day, Valeria’s career is taking off in Seville when she gets an urgent call from Paca: Cristina’s health is rapidly declining, and finishing their book may be her only hope for recovery.

Following a traumatic accident, Cristina falls into a coma. As her family rushes to her side demanding answers, Valeria fights to fulfill Cristina’s last wish.

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