Pop stars: they’re not like us. Most of us don’t wear conical bras in public, judge televised singing contests, or French-kiss our professional competitors for the cameras.
But Mexican diva Gloria Trevi has a life story that’ll out-weird and out-sad nearly all of her peers’: Enduring her manager-husband Sergio Andrade’s sexual abuse during her rise to superstardom in the 1980s and 1990s, being jailed for running a sex cult in 2000, then returning from ignominity to top the charts once more after her acquittal and release in 2004.
Played by Sofia Espinosa, the sexually provocative and socially conscious Trevi has been called the “Mexican Madonna” and the “Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop.” The biopic Gloria traces Trevi’s riotously dramatic life and career, including all the events above.
And now the film has found a distributor in Picturehouse, which will release the musical drama early next year after its Mexican and Latin American releases in January 2015. It is written by Mexican screenwriter and playwright Sabina Berman.