MOTHER AS WELL
The Olympus Cultural High School will be the scenario on which students of different ages and from different social status will face... the expectations of coming back to classes for their last year of high school. But all of them, with no exception, will also have two issues in common: love and sexuality.
Among the students, Mariana Cadavid, a 17 year old girl, stands out. She was chosen as one of the best students of the country, but her life will be disrupted when she meets William, a 20 year old young man, who comes from a rural area and is about to start his school year at the Olympus High School. Mariana and William will find themselves involved in a love affair that will come with its consequences.
But William is not the only one new kid in school. After being kicked out from one of the most recognized high schools in town, Andrea Turbay, an 18 year old girl, ends up in this place as well. This young lady will not only have to face the fact that she´s the “rich girl”, but also she can´t stand the idea of her mother getting married again and the eventual departure of her boyfriend to live in another country. Bryan Pinto, is in a similar situation, he is a 16 year old kid who comes from a low income family, son of Dora Pinto, one of the oldest and most loved cooks of the school. Bryan is on a scholarship because he´s a great soccer player and thanks to Don Genaro´s help, the school´s principal; who is doing as much as possible to achieve the international accreditation of his high school.
Both William and Bryan ignore what´s about to happen to them, because the Olympus high school is governed by a terror regime imposed by Leticia Amaya, a 17 year old girl who comes from a dysfunctional family and who believes that drug abuse will help her to run away from reality. Leticia, together with her inseparable friend, Fabio, a 16 year old boy, organizes the most cruel plans to bully everybody else.
But not only students will be part of the Olympus High school; some teachers such as Carolina Medina, a 39 year old woman, and a Biology teacher for 10th and 11th grade, will also take part of the story. She´s interested in the different conflicts the students have to face, she approaches them and solves their doubts; which will take her to confront the conservative ideas on sexual education of Magdalena, the school´s therapist, a bitter woman.
In this land of boiling hormones, the young students will face pregnancy at an early age: as it is Andrea´s case, who will think that her pregnancy is the exit to all of her problems, or Leticia´s case, whose pregnancy is the product of a rape for revenge.
Likewise, Mariana and William, not having enough money to start on an effective birth control method and because of his allergy to latex, will use a natural birth control method that fails; as a result Mariana gets pregnant. On the other hand, Bryan can´t resist to Adela´s harassment and ends up giving up to her charms, a weakness that will bring her pregnancy as a consequence.
With this panorama, things get more complicated at the Olympus High school and they will all have to face their families, classmates and teachers and they will see how pregnancy will change not only their bodies, but also their lifestyles. They will all have to admit that, although they weren´t prepared, at their ages, they can be mothers as well.
GENERAL PRODUCER: AGUSTIN RESTREPO ISAZA
PRODUCER: JULI MARCELA SIERRA ALARCON
PRODUCER OF LEASES: LEONARDO OLARTE
FIELD PRODUCER: CYNDI ROJAS OBANDO - VIVIANA CAMARGO
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION : ALVARO JOSÉ FUENTES NUÑEZ
RECORDING CONTROL: NELSY FONSECA - CATHERIN GIRALDO
DIRECTORS: ISRAEL SANCHEZ - CAMILO QUIMBAYO
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FELIPE PAREDES
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: ALEJANDRO AGUILAR GONZALES - JULIAN MONSALVE
SCRIPTS: LUZ EDITH CABRERA - JOHANA GARCIA GOMEZ
CASTING: NATALIA MORALES NUÑEZ
TELESET ART DIRECTOR: JUAN FERNANDO PEREZ
COORDINATOR OF ART: FRANCISCO BELLIZZI
ART DIRECTOR: FRANCISCO ARBELAEZ
ATMOSPHERE: MELISA JARA - JULIAN GONZALEZ
COSTUME DESIGNER: LINA CARVAJAL
MAKEUP DESIGNER: MARINELLA PINTO
PHOTOGRAPH: MARCO ANTONIO MORALES - HAVER CANTOR
FIXED PICTURE: PABLO ANDRES CARVAJAL
DURATION: 85 x 60” EST.
He´s a single, kind and lonely man. His great passion is soccer and he lives from it; besides being the Physical Education teacher in the Olympus Cultural High School, he is the soccer coach as well. He becomes the great support of the Pinto family and besides being the coach and great friend of Bryan, he proves to Dora, the young man´s mother, that she can still believe in love: in a respectful and cordial love that she didn´t know so far.
She is the psychologist of the Olympus Cultural High School. Conservative, spiteful and fearful, because she was never able to enjoy her sex life with her husband, who she later found was a homosexual. On the other hand, she tries to keep a cordial relationship with her students, but she is a manipulative woman who will do anything in her power to defend her position in the school, especially when the new Biology teacher arrives.
Principal of the Olympus Cultural High School; he´s always concerned with achieving accreditation for his institution as one of the best schools, but he doesn´t care in what area. He takes care of his reputation as the principal of the school and knows that the issue of sexual education is important, reason why he assigns the topic to the school´s psychologist. He has never had a serious relationship with a woman, since he´s not interested in understanding them, but when the scandal of the teenage mothers breaks out, a turn in the perception he has of women is manifested, which will make him think about looking for real love.
Biology teacher for the tenth and eleventh grades at the Olympus Cultural High School. Her relationship with the students is very polite, which helps her win their trust in order to treat their conflicts when it comes to sexuality. She becomes the defender of the teenagers who are pregnant in school. What Carolina doesn´t even imagine is that perhaps one of these teenage mothers may be the answer to her fertility problem and may give her the joy of becoming a mother.
A young man with a humble origin; son of Dora Pinto, one of the oldest and most loved cooks of the Olympus Cultural High School. Thanks to his talent in soccer, he earns a scholarship to study in this school, where he is a victim of bullying and rejection because he is poor. However, Adela, a beautiful girl likes him and they begin a relationship, without knowing that she´s really with him because she knows that his talent as a soccer player will get her out of poverty, even more, if she´s able to keep him by her side by giving him a son.
She used to have an stable family, in which her mom always spoiled her with everything she wanted, but when she found out her parents were getting divorced, she was so unstable that she didn´t do well in her classes at one of the best schools of Canada, and her father was forced to punish her by sending her to the Olympus Cultural High School. However, the punishment doesn´t last too long since her friendship with Leticia makes her an even more rebellious girl; so much, that when she finds out that her mom is marrying her new boyfriend, she decides to get pregnant to avoid this union, but things don´t work out the way she planned.
The tension that she breathes at home has made her a tough and difficult girl, who wants to do anything but be at her house; she spends her time doing nothing, flirting and getting high, which forces her family to put her in a rehabilitation center. However, this didn´t have the effect they expected and Leticia continues on the same path. In school, she decides to take Roco´s virginity, one of her classmates, and make him the joke of the classroom; however, this will bring terrible consequences for her.
Disciplined and smart. She´s a family girl who has never had a boyfriend, however, she hides a tender and romantic side of her that will begin to develop when she meets William Poveda. Her biggest challenge will be the objection of her parents to this relationship, but despite their attitude, Mariana will decide to have sex with her boyfriend, using a natural birth control method that fails, and she will end up getting pregnant. This will bring big consequences to her life, including an attempt to kick her out of school, William´s rejection and the loss of a scholarship to continue with her college education.