'September Mornings': The new Amazon Prime video series starring Liniker
The new Amazon Prime Video series premiered on June 25, and tells the history of Cassandra, a trans woman who dreams of becoming a singer.
Amazon Prime Video's latest Brazilian series, September Mornings, directed by Luis Pinheiro and starring singer Liniker, premiered on June 25.
In her powerful acting debut, Liniker plays Cassandra, a transgender woman who since leaving her hometown is determined to follow her dreams and become a singer. However, one day Leide, her ex, shows up on her doorstep and introduces her to Gersinho, her 10-year-old son whom she knew nothing about until that moment.
With the arrival of Gersinho, Cassandra's life takes a huge turn: she did not expect to become a mother overnight, she already had her own "problems," and she would not let the news come between her and her desire to be a singer, nor in the life she had built.
From this relationship, all the relationships of the protagonist are shown, her friends and chosen family, her partner, her work, even her relationship with her mother and with herself as a child. September Mornings portrays the complex reality of the Afro-Brazilian trans community in its different dimensions, personal, work and social in a deeply transphobic and racist country.
In an interview with El País, the singer said she identified with Cassandrashe identified with Cassandra, just like her, Liniker left her hometown to pursue her dreams of becoming an artist, so being called for the casting of the series made her very happy.
Filming the series became a challenge in the wake of the pandemic. However, this did not overcome the challenge of talking about this invisibilized reality.
"To be able to talk in a series about a real character, a character who is trying to live, to survive, portrayed in a human way, and not just as we see ourselves every day, based on the bias of violence, that means a lot, to make a character in a context in Brazil where Lgtbqia people and black people are so abused."
"September Mornings" hits screens almost as a celebration as part of Pride Month. However, it also appears at a critical time for the world in terms of the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, and especially anti-trans.
The series has five episodes at approximately 30 minutes each, and is available on Amazon Prime Video in 140 countries.