Perhaps knowing that 2023 is a election year Or maybe just by an unconscious instinct, to provoke with current issuesthis year José María Muscari premiered Plagiarisma work that tells the story of a candidate for president and his campaign adviser, who is secretly his partner at the same time. The play has four casts, two of which are starred by same-sex couples: Inés Estévez with Malena Solda and Diego Ramos with Nicolás Pauls.

“The characters who are candidates for president are married for the facade, for the popu,” explains Muscari in his talk with Celeste Montanari for +Gente. “In Plagiarism there is a moment when the character of Inés Estévez says to her lover, to her partner in the dark, her political adviser: ‘Do you think that if I go out today and say that instead of loving a man, I love a woman, all those who are going to vote for me today would vote for me the same?’” account.

People: And what do you think?

Jose Maria Muscari: And obviously not. Do you think that we have a society prepared for a man to come to preside over Argentina and instead of loving a woman, love a man? I think that from the mouth to the outside yes, but specifically, at the moment of putting the vote in the ballot box, they are not going to put it. Something that is their legacy is going to surface and they are going to choose a heterosexual, beyond their political values.

In Plagio, José María Muscari inquires about the LGTBIQ+ community and politics.

G: How far do you think we’ve come in terms of representations of diversity since when you started your career?

JMM: Well, I am a child of the 90s. I was born in 1976, so in my expressive adolescence we were in the 1990s, the era of Ave Porco. I always wanted to belong to show business and my drive was creative, so within show business having studied theater and working on TV, radio, and television, being gay is not a problem. Now I always ask myself the question: What would have been of my life if my true drive was not artistic? If I had had the passion to be a soccer player, I don’t know if I could have been as happy, as dynamic, as true and as sincere as I am.

I see that in Argentina it seems that there is no gay soccer player. There is, because I slept with several, but I mean that they are in a context where they still can’t say it.

G: Why do you think there are still soccer players who can’t come out of the closet?

JMM: There is a text in Plagiarism that Inés Estevez’s character says: “The clubs would not hire gay players because when a gay player scores a goal they would yell ‘goal’ and the rest of the fans would yell ‘fucking eater’”. I think that there is unfortunately a deconstruction that is out of the language. today on the field fucking it is still used as an insult when a player plays poorly. So how are they going to accept that a player is gay if they use “puto” as an insult?

José María Muscari on the rainbow carpet of +GENTE
José María Muscari participated in the +GENTE rainbow carpet at the party held on June 28.

G: In the context of football, are they still more allowed?
JMM: It is a deconstruction that they still could not do. A lot of guys who go to the field and who are sure later in his house, in his life, with his children and his wife are deconstructed. The problem is that even in this context the worst of his machismo continues to emerge.

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