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I Will Survive (1999)

Sobreviviré (original title)
Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a ... See full summary »

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Marga
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Iñaqui
Mirta Ibarra ...
Rosa
Rosana Pastor ...
Trini
Manuel Manquiña ...
Rolando
Maite Blasco ...
Carmen
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José (as Àlex Brendemühl)
Javier Martín ...
Carlos
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Roberto (as Adriá Collado)
Elena Irureta ...
Mariví
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Oscar
José Manuel Cervino ...
Fernando
Marta Suárez ...
Rocío
Carmen Arbex ...
Elena
Carlos Lucas ...
Abuelo
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Marga is having a streak of bad luck. Through her friendship with Rosa, she tries to regain her self-confidence, but love interests again create conflict. It is while developing a relationship with a handsome gay sculptor ten years her junior: Iñaqui, that she starts to improve. However, Marga and Iñaqui go beyond friendship, but are frustrated by their limitations. Ultimately, the two may have to settle for an "impossible" love relationship, as their unique best road to happiness. Written by ElianaG

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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Escuela de calor
Written by Santiago Auserón, Luis Auserón, Enrique Sierra and Juan Carlos Velázquez
Performed by Radio Futura
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a fine fiction on the reality of bisexuality
18 February 2008 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

A couple of reviewers here have commented that they found it unbelievable that a "gay" man would have a sexual and emotional romance with a woman. However I found the story's plot to be completely believable.

It is a fact of life that a significant percentage of those who identify as "gay" or "lesbian" are also attracted to the opposite sex - some more than others. Few would identify as "bisexual" (which some presume to be an almost equal attraction to both men and women), but their "right" person could indeed be a very special man or a very special woman (if their hearts and minds were open).

Many gay men (myself included) and lesbians consciously prevent bisexual behaviour by refusing to let themselves respond to the opposite sex flirting or opportunities. I identify strongly with Iñaqui's experience and to me "I Will Survive" is memorable as one of the finest examples of fiction which explores the reality of bisexuality.

Iñaqui and Marga have the courage to test the full potential of their relationship (however unlikely it may be to endure) - very much like the passionate lead roles in the superb BBC2 series "Bob and Rose" (by Russell T Davies).


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