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Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso (Telemundo series)


Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso is the working title of a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo. [*] It is adapted from Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso, a 2006 Caracol TV serial, which was a hit in Colombia.

Paraiso's story is based on investigative journalist Gustavo Bolivar's eponymous debut novel. It features an attractive young prostitute who seeks massive breast implants to attract a rich cocaine smuggler. [*]

The original version's finale scored a record 63 percent share of Colombian viewers. [*]

The serial is expected to debut in 2008. Telemundo plans to shoot the series at its new studio in Mexico. The network may add a major co-production partner to the telenovela. [*] In addition, Telemundo will change the show's name before it airs [*]; many consider the word tetas a vulgar equivalent of the English word "tits." [*]

Story

Paraiso tells the story of 17-year-old Catalina, a gorgeous young girl who descends into a decadent world of easy money as a teen prostitute. [*] She comes from a poor single-parent family and her brother works as a hired killer for drug traffickers. The girl dreams of a life of luxury, but she is not bosomy enough to attract a wealthy pusher whom she can seduce into making her a pampered paramour. [*]

Sick of poverty, Catalina decides that plastic surgery will help her find a new life. During her pursuit, she is raped, gets an abortion and dives into the sex trade. [*] She sells her body to raise money for breast augmentation. [*] After five operations, she loses the will to live and considers suicide. [*]

Origins

Gustavo Bolivar's heroine is a prepago, or "pre-paid girl," which means she sells her services around-the-clock for a set period, hoping to make extra money. [*] The screenwriter says Parasio highlights an unflattering part of his country: teenagers in the Colombian narco-culture getting the breast implants. He explained in July, 2007,

When I wrote it, I never imagined that such a local story could transcend. What happens is that it touches a theme that is indeed universal: the beauty based in vanity and its connection with money.... No book before had denounced in such bad terms the drug dealers, the ignorant mothers who confuse the love for their daughters with pimping, and the unscrupulous plastic surgeons. [*]

Bolivar says the story is based on real-life conditions facing child prostitutes in the town of Pereira. There he met two girls who were desperate for silicone breasts. One told him that got her operation for free in exchange for sex. Unfortunately, the doctor used a pair of used implants, which led to allergic reactions and infection. [*]

Development

Telemundo has only announced Lorena Rojas for the demo as the Main Heroine's mother "Dona Hilda". Telemundo is expected to air the serial from Monday to Friday over about 26 weeks. It will be an extended version of the story, which only ran 30 episodes in Colombia. [*] As with most of its soap operas, the network will likely broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3. In addition, Telemundo may change the show's name; many consider the word tetas vulgar because it is generally considered the English equivalent of the word "tits." [*]

English Version

See Without Breasts There Is No Paradise

NBC Universal commissioned both English and Spanish versions of the Colombian serial to be produced independently. [*] The English version, produced by Universal Media Studios with a different cast and script, is in development for NBC [*] during the 2008-2009 season [*]. It will likely deviate from the usual telenovela format, along the lines of Ugly Betty. [*] [*]

Book Release

Random House Spanish owns the US rights to Bolivars original book and plans to use the series to promote the American edition. It plans to work with Telemundo to cross-promote the book and the series. The publisher acquired the best-seller from Colombian publisher Oveja Negra Editores earlier in 2007. [*]

Book

External links

Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso Official Canal Caracol Website (Spanish)

Measuring the Cost of Paradise by Cup Size

Breast-Obsessed TV Show a Colombian Hit

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