Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi are breathing new life into an iconic Señorita.
Netflix has ordered the Spanish film, My Dearest Señorita, produced by the 33-year-old Spanish actor, stage, film and television director and writer and his 39-year-old Spanish producing and romantic partner, who is also an actor, stage, film and television director and writer.
Calvo and Ambrossi’s project is an adaptation of the 1972 Oscar-nominated film of the same name, which was directed by Jaime de Arimañán, who co-wrote the script with José Luis Borau. The original film starred the late José Luis López Vázquez.
The 1970s film was a romantic drama that explored themes of intersexuality, and was one of very few to tackle sexual orientation in General Francisco Franco’s ultra-conservative Spain. It was nominated the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 1973 Oscars.
“Times have changed, and we believe it is a good time to revisit this story, a story of gender identity and wonderful, mainstream love,” said Calvo and Ambrossi in a statement. “The creative challenge is how far we can update it without losing the essence.”
Known as “Los Javis,” Calvi and Ambrossi launched Suma Content, an independent global production label, in October 2021.
Their projects include he musical La Llamada, the television series Paquita Salas, Veneno and La mesías.