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Lindo Pero Bruto by Thalia & Lali

No me digas nada y sólo dame el gusto.

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Bohemia by LEGEND Andres Calamaro

Primero sé que voy camino a nada, pero a veces no me importa…

As every year, it was very hard to make a cut for this short list.

Below some of my favourite tunes of 2018:

12 – My My My by Troye Sivan

11- Baby by Clean Bandit ft. Marina & Luis Fonsi

10- Rockstar by Post Malone ft 21 Savage

09 – One Kiss by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa 

08 – Instagram by DEAN

07- Random by Eddy de Pretto 

06 –Hookah & Sheridan’s by Tommy Boysen  

05 – Recommencer by Hubert Lenoir

04 – El Susto by Chano! ft. Karen Méndez

03- Sativa by Jhené Aiko ft. Rae Sremmurd

02 – Solo by Jennie

01- Solo by Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato

And my TOP SONG of 2018 is:

La Grenade by Clara Luciani

Enjoy!

Keeping strong my promise to not have sex until 2019 (HTFU) I’ve been watching movies in order to not think about it… It’s not working, but at least I’m watching new stuff.

ATERRADOS

I only watch scary stuff once a year and  Aterrados (Terrified) is one of the scariest movies of 2018, not need to watch more! Since it’s actually a good movie, Hollywood is already working on a remake because, of course!

The film, which you can currently streaming on the web, is about a series of haunting that take place in a suburban neighbourhood in Argentina.

It was written and directed by Demián Rugna, who will return to direct a English-language remake being put together by Fox Searchlight. Guillermo del Toro is producing and a new script will be written by Sacha Gervasi. 

Now, look. Remakes tend to suck. But, if you’re going to remake a killer foreign language horror movie, you honestly can’t get much better than this group of people.

This is a very unique and surprising horror film. It not only delivers legitimate scares from beginning to end, it also has hypnotic disgusting images, interesting characters, and a fascinating story. Now, somebody HUG ME!

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DUMPLIN’

After Aterrados I obviously needed something fun, cute and overall different.

Dumplin’ (Danielle Macdonald) is the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Jennifer Aniston), who signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionising the pageant and their small Texas town.

This is a feeling good type of movie for people with body image issues (hello!) and overall an empowering message.

The cast was brilliant and in my opinion one of Jennifer Aniston best roles. 

A joyful celebration of friendship and self-acceptance.

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ALEX STRANGELOVE

Still scared AF I needed more cute movies. So, I watched Alex Strangelove.

Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him–and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity…

But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual exploration.

Not bad movie, it has hilarious moments.

And I guess the message is that we all deserve the right to be true to who we are, even if it takes a few hard turns, and some collateral emotional damage to get there.

Bye Bye by Vilma Palma e Vampiros

Tengo mis ojos encima tuyo.

The moving story of Argentine actress Thelma Fardin may well be raised as the birth of a national #MeToo movement in Argentina.

Hers may not be the first account of sex abuse in the world of Latin American entertainment, but one that could be the get-go for an expansive wave with a scope that is yet to be measured.

On Tuesday, the Actrices Argentinas group (about 400) held a high-profile press conference at which actress Thelma Fardín detailed allegations of rape and sexual abuse against Juan Darthés (a well-known actor) .

In a video shown at the event, an emotional Fardín detailed the allegations, claiming that he had sexually abused and assaulted her in Nicaragua (while on tour) back in 2009, when she was underage. 

The actress, then 16 years old, said that while they were in the hotel room Darthés, then 45, kissed her on the neck, took her hand towards his penis so that she noticed his erection and immediately said, “Mira cómo me pones” (“See what you’ve done to me”) before raping her.

After the explosive allegations, a new movement denouncing sexual harassment and sexual assault and showing solidarity with victims were all over social networks, using one simple hashtag: #MiraComoNosPonemos.

The phrase can be loosely translated as “Look at what you do to us (we get together,)” and is a reference to a phrase uttered by Darthés during the attack.

I saw the video…. it was hard not to shed tears.

I love Argentina’s rich cultural side when it comes to theatre, cinema, music and arts overall. I admire many immensely talented actors and musicians from that country.

But I don’t love the violent society!

It’s incredible that in a country like Argentina it takes 400 women to denounce a rapist and make the case of the victim “believable”.

But you know what’s more terrible? The amount of people defending a rapist and attacking the victims; and feminist constantly. Specially, other women. 

I said it before and I say it again, the Argentine society is ill of violence.

Last Tuesday, in fact, after watching the video on Youtube, I posted a comment of solidarity and minutes later I got many replies attacking me for nothing related.

They attacked my physical appearance (my Google account picture that shows on Youtube) and I was like WTF?!! It didn’t surprised me, haters gonna hate.

I’m proud of all those brave women and all those fighting for justice.

And to all the evil bastards, I just have this to say…  #MiraComoNosPonemos.

La Copa Libertadores de América is an annual international club football competition organised by CONMEBOL (The South American Football Confederation) since 1960. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in South American football.

The final was supposed to be played in South America (as it should be,) in Argentina, few weeks ago, but after the embarrassing episode of violence, it was decided to be played in Spain in the stadium of the Real Madrid club… The world real is Spanish for “royal” and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920.

So, the final was between two Argentine clubs (RiverPlate vs Boca Juniors) and the whole game turned out to be quite a bit of fun, despite the bitter taste that left in us the previous shameful events of violence. River won 3-1 after Boca was taking the lead.

My constant question is… WHY SPAIN?? 

The tournament is named in HONOUR of the Libertadores, the main leaders of the South American wars of independence, (against the Monarchy of SPAIN and the Portuguese Empire) so a literal translation of this competition’s name into English would be “Liberators of America Cup” or “Liberators of the Americas Cup“.

Do you see the irony?

They took the tournament to Spain as if the name of the Cup didn’t have a meaning, as if they were apologising on behalf of Bolivar, San Martin, O’Higgins, Sucre, etc for our freedom.

Simón Bolívar “El Libertador”

José de San Martín’s proclamation of the independence of Peru on 28 July 1821 in Lima. Painting by Juan Lepiani

I know I’m taking it to the extreme but just like some vandalised the Arc of Triomphe in France, people ignore/don’t care about their history, the representation of monuments, or in this case the symbolic name of a tournament. 

Anyway I understand the safety of the players is guarantee in Spain. After all, Argentina is populated by savages… Even more today than back in the 16th century.