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When, 30 years from now, someone sets out to write a movie or a series that deals with 2023, the kind of things that were talked about in public debate, about

the kind of lives we naively or maliciously idealized

, the kind of language that we used... surely that someone finds inspiration in

Carmen Jedet Izquierdo Sánchez

, the actress who denounced the producer Javier Pérez Santana for an alleged sexual assault at the Feroz Awards party last Saturday.

The questioning of genders, the challenge to traditional forms of social and cultural prestige (privilege), emotional exhibitionism and

radical sincerity

, a bit overwhelming at times, the mixture of an academic vocabulary, borrowed from the social sciences, with a consciously slum attitude, uninhibited and at the same time aggrieved sexuality, the romanticization of an old popular culture of neighborhood midwives and foul-mouthed gays, the exposure of the personal as a political manifesto, Instagram messages about depression and the hostility of the world... All our world is in Jedet, all our clichés are denied and at the same time confirmed in their history.

The interviews with the



are plentiful and loquacious, but they are also elusive in their own way.

Where did Jedet come from?

His name became famous with



the series about the life of Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi

about the life of Cristina Ortiz,

La Veneno

, the vedette who in the 90s became one of the first trans people to regularly appear on the Spanish television.

At that time, Jedet was 28 years old, she was still halfway through a late transition and had a couple of episodes on

Paquita Salas

on her resume and some songs recorded as King Jedet (for which she soon lost interest).

He had also achieved popularity in the networks and had a published book,

My Last Gift,

which was basically a story of adolescent love and heartbreak enriched with a few pills of urban hyperrealism.

Something more sentimental than defiant.

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Released on charges the producer Javier Pérez Santana, arrested for the alleged sexual assault on actress Jedet at the Feroz Awards party

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Released on charges the producer Javier Pérez Santana, arrested for the alleged sexual assault on actress Jedet at the Feroz Awards party


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The details of before the myth are few: Jedet was born in Girona, grew up in Policar, a town in Granada that he once portrayed as a Roussonian setting, and had an early awareness of social dysphoria.

"When a trans girl lives in a boy's body, she knows it perfectly." At six years old, you didn't think if you were a boy or a girl?

Well, I was tormented every day of my fucking life and I wanted to die because I didn't understand why I was alive and had to be in the world as a child and unable to be like my cousin, which is what I was," he said in a interview in EL MUNDO Later, the actress traveled to Madrid, studied Dramatic Art at some point and


hit the key of the moment:

true story



and wound.

And Jedet seemed born for that role, like a


gypsy ballad.

When she had to go out on the public scene, the actress expanded her character, but, deep down, she kept her essence, more popular and suburban than intellectualized.

The Jedet that appears in the interviews is not in


but in

The Law of Desire


She talks about God,

she takes out bullfighters and priests

In the videos of her new songs, she has the word fagot tattooed on her arm, naively recounts stories of drugs and heartbreaking love... She uses the word choni to refer to herself and takes pictures a thousand times dressed as a cabaret dancer.

She does not present herself as an intersex or asexual person, as someone who, from the new intellectual elites, undermines the conventional world with her sexuality.

Jedet's image is simpler, she is an old-fashioned trans woman,

heir to the ironic tradition of old transvestites


Yes: Jedet also uses the language of the woke ethic


but often stands out from its bearers.

He calls himself from the left but explains that his left is more worker than academic, that it comes from his grandmother, not from Judith Butler.

More of a town in Andalusia than a trip to Manhattan


More of fighting at a party over his injuries than allying himself with the


power with which he has had some high-profile run-in.

In 30 years, how will viewers of our time see it?

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