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"Beautiful Brazilian Men Frolic on the Beach Together. Oh, And There's a Plot!" - Queerty.com

HELP US make history in producing the first ever Brazilian gay series.
Brazil is thought of as a very liberal and gay friendly country. Brazil even hosts the largest gay parade in the world! But - the truth is quite different.

BRAZIL has never produced a gay television show and most gay characters on television are caricatures and used for laughs. This lack of sensitivity in the media shows in the staggering number of hate crimes committed against GLBT people in Brazil. caRIOcas is a series that aims to give a voice and a face to millions of gay, bisexual and transgendered men and women who are still marginalized and shamed everyday for being different.

THE SHOW: “caRIOcas” is the first series to focus exclusively on the lives of gay Brazilian men. Set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world, “caRIOcas” explores the daily lives of Rodrigo, Paulo, Marcos and Caio, four twenty-something Brazilian gay men in Rio de Janeiro, through their relationships with their family, friends and lovers.

Having lived in Los Angeles for the last eight years after the success of his first book, twenty-six year-old Rodrigo Pena is unexpectedly called back to Brazil for a family emergency.
From the moment he lands in the “marvelous city,” Rodrigo feels like a tourist in his own country. The cultural differences between life in America and Brazil are more apparent than ever.

If that weren’t enough, his friends’ personal lives seem to be spiraling out of control. Marcos is sleeping with a married man Leo (Soap star Sérgio Menezes). Pro-beach volleyball player, Paulo (Marcello Melo Jr.- City of God, Last Stop 174), is sleeping with just about everyone on the beach except for his assistant Caio, the lovesick Eighteen year-old from a modest background.

Rodrigo’s mother, Betty, is recovering from yet another botched plastic surgery with the aide of a bevy of prescription pills. For his part, Rodrigo has been avoiding his first love, Felipe, ever since they bumped into one another on Ipanema beach.

More certain than ever, Rodrigo believes he's finally found love and happiness in the US with his longtime boyfriend Danny, and is unwillingly to fully embrace his heritage and counts the days until his return to Los Angeles.

However, after a few weeks with his best friends and mother, Rodrigo begins to fall in love with Rio and wonders why he ever left. He, along with his boys, must still deal with the everyday drama that comes with being a gay carioca. From new boyfriends to life in the closet, from strained friendships to career changes, Rodrigo discovers that these men persevere and live their lives with a combination of passion, humor and grace.

YOUR PLEDGE: We have shot the pilot for the series which we hope will be shown on Brazilian television soon, but in the meantime we will release 5-10 minute episodes on our website cariocas.tv. We already cut 5 "webisodes" and our goal is to produce 10 additional 5-10 minute episodes so that we can have a full web season which will also be available on DVD. Your pledge will helps us finish a minimum of 10 more webisodes and will also allow us to design our website where we will showcase the series, feature cast photos and videos and much more!

We will launch the series online in 2010 and show the Brazilian networks that there is an interest in shows that are entertaining and yet depict GLBT people with dignity and respect.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Watch a video tour of the penthouse offered in the rewards >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.cariocas.tv
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cariocastv
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    FUN IN THE SUN Spend a day on the set of caRIOcas in Rio de Janeiro in a beautiful Ipanema Penthouse. (Airfare and Hotel not included -We are happy to help with travel arrangements). You can watch the action or enjoy Caipirinhas poolside. Get all access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You will also receive an Associate Producer credit!

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    HI-TECH Can’t come to Rio? No problem! Watch a live feed from the set for 5 hours. Chat with the director and cast members. Get a personal “Thank You video” from the director, cast and crew. All access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You will also receive an Associate Producer credit!

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    MR. POPULAR Spend a day on the set of caRIOcas and be in the show! Either as an extra or walk-on role (to be determined). You can watch the action or enjoy Caipirinhas poolside. Receive a signed copy of the script, a photo with the cast and lunch with the director and various cast members (depending on availability). All access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You will also receive an Associate Producer credit! (Airfare and Hotel not included -We are happy to help with travel arrangements)

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    ADVENTURER A plane ticket to Rio! (coach) Spend a day on the set of caRIOcas and be in the show! Either as an extra or walk-in role (to be determined). You can watch the action or enjoy Caipirinhas poolside. Get all access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You will also receive an Associate Producer credit! (Hotel not included -We are happy to help with travel arrangements)

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    JET-SETTER Enjoy 4 nights at the Luxury Ipanema Penthouse where we film the series. You will have it all to yourself and 4 friends (not during production – Airfare not included - low season only), all access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You also get a co-Executive Producer credit! (Airfare not included -We are happy to help with travel arrangements)

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    VIP Spend the last day of shooting in Rio de Janeiro with the cast and crew! Get VIP Tickets to our wrap party, and spend 4 amazing nights at the Luxury Ipanema Penthouse where we shoot the series. (Airfare not included). All access download pass of the series 1st season in HD, a DVD of the series signed by the cast and a Sunga (Brazilian speedos) worn by your favorite cast member (actual swimsuit or brand new). You also get a co-Executive Producer credit!

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