Aracely Arámbula as Altagracia, wielding her weapons.
We live in 2017 but we continue to be trapped and plagued by the dark ages when it comes to sexism and the abuse of women.
It exists everywhere despite the big claims of society and the media who try to convey the sexist idea that women have "more rights than ever before". The very same media who put women on the covers of magazines with headlines that read: "How to get so-and-so's (insert famous name) body in just six weeks!"
The suffering that women have endured is a scourge on the planet so it's a brilliant thing to see when women take the power back and we're hoping that this is what we'll see on Telemundo's new novela Iron Rose (La Dona).
It premieres on Monday, 1 May at 18h00 and stars Mexican actress and singer Aracely Arámbula (For Love and Justice) as Altagracia, a woman who lives through a crushing nightmare when she gets abused by a group of young, entitled, rich "men".
This is the official description of the series:
At a very young age, Altagracia falls victim to abuse by a group of young, rich men known as ‘The Porkys’, who strip her of her innocence. Since then, the beautiful and headstrong business woman has learnt to use her beauty and charm to get what she wants.
Her determination has built an empire that allows her to take the law into her own hands, bringing to justice the men, and those like them, that caused her such harm.
What Altagracia doesn’t know is that her quest for revenge will lead her to her estranged daughter Monica, played by Danna Paola (If Only I Were You).
Monica lives a simple life with her handicapped father, Lazaro Hernandez, played by Odiseo Bichir, and has no knowledge that Altagracia is her birth mother.
The mother and daughter’s paths will cross again with the arrival of a handsome lawyer, Saul Aguirre played by David Chocarro, who fights for women’s rights after his own sister was killed by her husband.
Upon his arrival, he meets both Altagracia and Monica and finds himself attracted to both, despite their vastly different personalities. Do the two women feel the same way about him, and what will happen when it’s revealed that Monica is Altagracia’s daughter?
Hopefully the answer doesn't involve a catfight over Saul! - it would totally destroy Altagracia and Monica's power and a message of women's liberation.
Here's a link to the first teasers: Iron Rose Teasers - May 2017