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The 2003 miniseries, "Disputas," tells the tale of four prostitutes and their madame, Amelia, who following her separation, reunites with a past flame to open a brothel with a colorful cast of employees, each with her own unique quirks and set of circumstances.

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Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 1

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This episode guest stars the legendary Nacha Guevara, who plays Melina, a fiery blonde who seems to have something of a history with Flavio, though he still pines for the lovely madame, Amelia.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina

Gala shops for a new camcorder from the point of view of the display model, leading us into the show’s intro and theme song, Me Llamas, by José Luis Perales. Perales got his first record deal as a student in Sevilla in 1970, and his romantic ballads have graced the charts ever since.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina

You may get the feeling that Soledad didn’t have the most stable childhood, but she’s a survivor, and she assures her aging uncle that she’ll stick by him too. Gloria, meanwhile, is telling her young son, who hasn’t yet started school, how academic grading works.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

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Sole likes her candy, but she’s not averse to sharing it. In Spanish, a lollipop is known as chupa-chups, piruleta or paleta. Do you have a favorite flavor?

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 5

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Argentina

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Amelia and the girls at first don’t know what to make of him, a small man who arrives with a big wad of money. Soon enough it becomes apparent, Santiago Ritchie is intent on having more than a little fun. (But could that be the only reason for his largesse?)

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

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Milena is enjoying some theater from her private box when Santiago Ritchie appears. Milena wants the lowdown on what he found out about Amelia’s girls while visiting. Santiago obliges. Flavio sleeps.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 7

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Argentina

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Goods and services that show up on our urban doorsteps are the ultimate in convenience. Latin Americans love el delivery as much as anyone, maybe even moreso.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Argentina

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When we ask for two, we’re happy to get any, but Melina is a lady not used to being short ordered, abril bello or no…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 9

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Argentina

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The meaning of fascista is self-evident, but Southern Cone countries also use facho. Balas, of course, are “bullets” but in some countries also have the alternately slang meaning of “homosexuals” or “gays.” Balas and Fachos are, evidently, also the names of tv shows in which Majo and Gloria’s young client stars.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 10

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Gloria and Majo are still on the same job but inhabit different planets. Meanwhile Melina connives to plant seeds of desertion in Gala’s unsuspecting head…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 11

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What exactly does Soledad care about that fellow’s uncle? And is the former child star really concerned with the girls’ ability to earn a living? Stay tuned…

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 12

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Gala says she is ill in the guardia of a hospital, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Meanwhile, Majo is intent on interrupting her husband’s enjoyment of a good book.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 13

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Argentina

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Cianuro is, as you may have guessed, the Spanish term for “cyanide,” a poison that has long been used to propel dramatic intrigue. In Gabriel García Márquez’ “Love in the Time of Cholera,” for example, the photographer kills himself with it. Watch closely for the lethal chemistry cameo.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 14

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Majo’s daliance with a washed-up actor will soon prove to provide her with a little more drama than she’d bargained for. Gloria senses that his role might not be the hero’s but Majo is oblivious. Meanwhile Gala meets one of those cincuentones (guy in his fifities) that Melina has promised her.

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 15

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It’s a slow night at Amelia’s little casa de tolerancia. Gloria takes off to see her son, Luchi, and Soledad disappears with young Carlos, who has once again arrived with a pocket full of pesos. Amelia finds that she has an itch in her stockings, and an obliging Raymond is beckoned to scratch it (while the great Jose Luis Perales once again sets the mood).

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 16

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Poor Bertolt Brecht should have suffered with Majo’s free version of one of his most well known poems “Ahora Me Llevan a Mí.” Her performance not only disturbed the German playwright’s sleep but also wasn’t delivered to the right audience, was it?

Disputas - La Extraña Dama - Part 17

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Majo’s theatrical aspirations seem to have been crushed by reality. Meanwhile Gloria is trying without success to balance intimacy and family.

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