Veneno

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 8.7  (3,689)

The biographical TV series Veneno tells the story of Cristina Ortiz, a Spanish transgender woman who became famous in the 1990s. Adored for her charisma and her free, explicit and fun way of expressing herself, La Veneno gained popularity thanks to her television appearances. However, her life and especially her death remain an mystery. The Spanish series debuted internationally in 2020 on HBO Max. Veneno focuses on the life and death of one of the most important and beloved LGBT icons in Spain, known as La Veneno (Cristina Ortiz). Despite being known for her charisma, and a fun personality, La Veneno's life and death remains an enigma. This story tells the experiences of a struggling transgender woman, who achieved fame with television appearances in the 90s and conquered the audience with a unique vision of the world. Throughout her life, the LGBT story in Spain is narrated from the 1960s to the present day. The series follows the story of Valeria Vegas, a journalism student who never understood why people called her by a name that was not her own, the same thing that happened to Cristina, by then misnamed

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Veneno's Three Funerals
8. Veneno's Three Funerals
October 25, 2020
Cristina suffers a strange accident and is in a coma. Valeria comes into contact with Veneno's family while trying to find out what has happened. The end is near and Valeria will fight to fulfill Cristina's last wish.
It Kinda Went that Way
7. It Kinda Went that Way
October 18, 2020
In 2003, Cristina is imprisoned, in a men's prison. This will lead her to relive her darkest traumas and put her essence aside in order to stay alive in such a hostile universe. The essence that he decides to recover at all costs in the present, obsessing over being a television star again although falling more and more into dark habits and attitudes that will diminish Paca's energy and that will turn Valeria's need to publish the book into something urgent.
One of Ours
6. One of Ours
October 11, 2020
After the end of the 'Mississippi' first, and the 'Pelican' later, Cristina is seen outside the world of television. After touring Spain doing small bowling, Angelo will lead her by the hand into the abyss. Today, Valeria has changed her life completely. She lives in Seville with her boyfriend and with a solid job offer. Everything seems to be going perfectly until she receives a call from Paca: Cristina is in the hospital. Valeria must decide whether to stay away or come back to help her idol rebuild her past together and finish the book that Cristina clings to as her only hope.
Cristina Through the Looking Glass
5. Cristina Through the Looking Glass
October 4, 2020
Cristina Ortiz, La Veneno, lands in 'Tonight we crossed the Mississippi'. Pepe cannot settle for just one program and invites La Veneno to be a regular contributor in exchange for doing what the public demands: delving into his past. If Cristina wants to leave the streets and enter fully into the world of television for which she seems to be predestined, she will have to face the demons of her past and re-incorporate her family and Adra into her life.
The Curse of the Onassis
4. The Curse of the Onassis
September 27, 2020
In the 90s, Joselito barely survived in Madrid. He is fired from the kitchen of a hospital for his "ways" and is seen on the street. It is at that moment when he meets Cristina Onassis, a trans woman who introduces him to the world of prostitution in Madrid, thus arriving at Parque del Oeste for the first time. At present, Veneno is completely unleashed by the excitement caused by her return to television, which causes Valeria a great lack of control because she cannot keep up with the frenetic pace of Cristina's life.
Caress Me
3. Caress Me
September 20, 2020
In the middle of a compilation of Cristina's life, Valeria also faces her transit. She lives a physical and psychological change that will lead her to consider and discover the range of possibilities that exist around identity. Also to want to carry their sexuality to the end. Sexual awakening that he shares with Joselito (Cristina) falling in love in the past when he meets Tom?s, a friend of the family he lives with after escaping from Adra: Los Romero.
A Trip Back in Time
2. A Trip Back in Time
June 28, 2020
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.
The Night We Crossed the Mississippi
1. The Night We Crossed the Mississippi
March 29, 2020
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.
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The biographical TV series Veneno tells the story of Cristina Ortiz, a Spanish transgender woman who became famous in the 1990s. Adored for her charisma and her free, explicit and fun way of expressing herself, La Veneno gained popularity thanks to her television appearances. However, her life and especially her death remain an mystery. The Spanish series debuted internationally in 2020 on HBO Max.

Veneno focuses on the life and death of one of the most important and beloved LGBT icons in Spain, known as La Veneno (Cristina Ortiz). Despite being known for her charisma, and a fun personality, La Veneno's life and death remains an enigma. This story tells the experiences of a struggling transgender woman, who achieved fame with television appearances in the 90s and conquered the audience with a unique vision of the world. Throughout her life, the LGBT story in Spain is narrated from the 1960s to the present day.

The series follows the story of Valeria Vegas, a journalism student who never understood why people called her by a name that was not her own, the same thing that happened to Cristina, by then misnamed

Veneno is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on March 29, 2020.

Where to Watch Veneno

Veneno is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Veneno on demand at HBO Max.

  • Premiere Date
    March 29, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (3,689)
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