Wrote Gloria Perezstring that opens ‘Transition’, flyer to replace ‘wetland area‘ at 9 p.m. on Globe brings a contemporary topic that calls for thought because it can cause harm: deepfake. In the plot, a group of young people, in Portugal, make a photomontage, not assessing how much it can harm the owner of the used image, in this case the character Lucy Alves, Brisa, whose life in the interior of Maranhao is drastically disrupted and she is forced to make an arduous journey to regain her identity. The author points out that beginning the novel takes place when the protagonist is accused of being a child kidnapper. All because an irresponsibly edited video on the other side of the world replaced the criminal’s face with yours. The material goes viral on social media, and she is persecuted, which irreversibly changes her trajectory.
Constantly inspired by real life for her plots, Glória confirms that this is the case Fabian Maria de Jesus, 33, who in 2014 was lynched to death by residents of Guarujá (SP), after mistaking him for an alleged kidnapper, was the sad inspiration for the sequel that can be seen in the story. “That was a case that really impressed me. I think that was the first big drama caused by these Internet ‘jokes’, other than jokes, because they are in the criminal sphere. In the plot, the delegate Helô (Giovanna Antonelli), which returns to my soap opera, which deals with Internet crimes. Let’s talk about computer bullying, rape, abuse. “Technology also brings fears, questions, consequences, that’s the central theme of the soap opera,” he says.
The crossing is physical and of the individual lives of the characters, which will show how they will be touched this time – Gloria Perez, author
“In Fabiane’s case, it wasn’t even a photo with her face on it, it was a composite portrait. So look at the scope and ramifications of what they call a ‘joke’. In this case of Guarujá, there was not even a search for a kidnapper, someone put him in an internet group for free. Fabiane arrived in the square, someone thought she was the same one in the portrait and that was enough for the crime. Crowd phenomenon, forest fire effect. The girl was lynched, our Vjetar will not have that sad end. But I wanted to start this thread to show how far things like this can go. A human being lost his life. Also, I want you to understand the behavior of people who go to lynching very easily. They respond to that ‘call’ without thinking, mechanically”.
I don’t think the soap opera controversy helps or detracts, it’s just part of it – Gloria Perez, author
Born and raised in the countryside of Maranhaoa, Brisa is a fierce, vivacious woman full of attitude. She dated Ari since adolescence (Chay Suede), whom he is supposed to marry when the story begins. Due to the boy’s trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brisa accepts the postponement of the ceremony, but realizes that the beloved is no longer the same and decides to follow him. On this day, his life turns upside down and his fate crosses paths with a character Rômulo Estrela, Otto. “The crossover is physical and the individual lives of the characters, which will show how they will be touched on this journey. All with technology as a background,” says the author.
We’re going to talk about fake news it provides a starting point for the plot, and we will deal with it in a way never seen before in dramaturgy – Gloria Perez, author
“In all my works, I like to observe how society behaves in relation to technology. With the Internet, we have great progress that allows people to interact with each other, and the world becomes small. But it is necessary to think about how to use the tools. Let’s talk about the new kinds of crimes, the nefarious things, that can come through something as wonderful as the Internet. And also robotics, artificial intelligence. And other topics, which this will save fake news which provides the starting point of the novel. We will deal with the complications related to this, in a way never seen before in dramaturgy, wait,” he announces.
Relationship with Internet users
“I always pay attention to how the public receives the soap opera. If he doesn’t understand, it’s my fault, whoever wrote it. Well, I also listen to people on the streets, apart from social networks. We record noise in small spaces, even in a row of banks. On the Internet, on the other hand, you need to have an eye to recognize what is spontaneous and what comes to order. It’s not that it changes the story according to the polls, because the public likes to be surprised by an unimaginable outcome, but if it doesn’t reach the viewers, it’s the writer’s responsibility,” he notes.
About the controversy in the casting of the influencer and former BBB Jade Picon, Glória summed up: “We live in a moment when people like to lead polemics, but forget that art does not have only one passage. Of course, being polished is important, but Jade was made to be an actress. We wanted to make a release and she had a profile, she did very well in the tests. I don’t think that the controversy surrounding the soap opera doesn’t help or detract from it, that’s just part of it.”