“Ms. Espinosa’s ferocious performance evokes both Madonna and Miley Cyrus,”- NY Times
“Gloria Trevi is given justice in a movie about her life,” – La Opinion
After a successful New Year’s Day premiere in Mexico and participation in film festivals around the world the critically acclaimed biopic film GLORIA, based on Gloria Trevi’s life, is set to be released by Picturehouse next Friday July 17th exclusively in McAllen, TX and then will expand into Los Angeles on Friday, August 7.
McAllen area theatres include the Cinemark in Mission TX, Cinemark 16, McAllen and Carmike20 in Edinburg, TX.
This will be the first opportunity for the U.S. public and Trevi’s U.S. fans to see the controversial film about Mexico’s rock sensation. GLORIA tells the story of one of Latin America’s biggest musical stars with the sacrifices, risks, and secrets behind her exploding rise to fame, the devastating and controversial decline that followed, and her climb back to the top. Played by rising star Sofia Espinosa and written by the four-time winner of the National Playwriting Award in Mexico Sabina Berman, the movie is developed through Gloria Trevi’s songs and it gives an insight to how sensational, and tumultuous, fame can be.
Gloria Trevi, also known as the ‘Mexican Madonna’ was born in Monterrey, Mexico, where she lived a very hard childhood and then moved alone to Mexico City at the age of 12 to pursue her dreams of becoming a musical star. In 1989 she was launched to global stardom after her song Dr. Psiquiatra became number one on the Mexican pop charts and went on to sell more than 20 million records worldwide. Audiences fell in love with the sense of freedom she evoked with her outspoken opinions on politics, gender, sex and organized religion, which were at the time tabooed by the media but well understood and at the same time questioned by the common people. She was arrested in 2000 after being accused of participating in the corruption of minors of her producer and manager Sergio Andrade, but was later freed due to lack of evidence. Her newest single ‘Como Yo Te Amo,’ released last month, reached the #1 spot on the charts, reaffirming her place in the music industry.