The Brazilian production demonstrates the realities of the LGBTQIA+ community through the day-to-day lives of its three protagonists Rafa, Vini and Maia.
March 10, 2020 - MIAMI, FL – HBO’s new dramedy series, HE, SHE, THEY, premieres on March 22 on HBO and HBO GO. Under the general direction of Vera Egito, the series deals with subject matter connected to the LGBTQIA+ universe such as understanding, inclusion, acceptance and the use of inclusive language.
With a third of its cast made up of trans and/or non-binary people, HE, SHE, THEY stars Clara Gallo who plays Rafa, a young, 18-year-old, non-binary pansexual who decides to leave their family and move into the home of their cousin, Vini (Kelner Macêdo), in São Paulo. Vini already shares the space with his best friend Maia (Julianna Gerais), and both are surprised to discover that Rafa identifies with a neutral pronoun and not with the female or male gender. For example, upon arriving, Rafa explains that they are Vini’s gender-neutral cousin and not his male or female cousin.
Throughout the eight, 30-minute episodes, the series created by Vera Egito, Heitor Dhalia and Daniel Ribeiro invites the public to enter the day-to-day lives of three young individuals who live through constant personal and professional discoveries and challenges. “From the start of production of HE, SHE, THEY, we had the very clear objective of treating the series with care and authenticity so that it be truly inclusive, as much in its dialogue as in our actions,” explains Roberto Rios, Corporate Vice President of Original Production at HBO Latin America. “We were motivated by the desire to tell a story that addresses important issues and, at the same time, gives visibility to and recognizes the various individuals who are a part of our society,” he affirms.
Under the general direction of Vera Egito, who is also a writer along with Daniel Ribeiro and in collaboration with Alice Marcone and Thays Berbe, HE, SHE, THEY was produced by Luis F. Peraza, Roberto Rios, Eduardo Zaca and Claudia Clauhs from HBO Latin America Originals; Gil Ribeiro, Marcia Vinci and Margarida Ribeiro from Coiote, and Heitor Dhalia and Egisto Betti from Paranoïd Filmes.