Porta dos Fundos

Porta dos Fundos (literally "Back Door") is a Brazilian comedy YouTube channel. It was established in 2012 by Fábio Porchat, Antonio Pedro Tabet, Gregório Duvivier, João Vicente de Castro and Ian SBF in Rio de Janeiro. Its videos often feature closed captions in English.

Porta dos Fundos
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Logo of the YouTube channel of Porta dos Fundos
OriginRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Websitewww.portadosfundos.com.br
YouTube information
Created byFábio Porchat
Antonio Pedro Tabet
Gregório Duvivier
Ian SBF
João Vicente de Castro
Years active6 August 2012–present
GenreComedy

OverviewEdit

Porta dos Fundos releases sketches depicting social situations in a satirically exaggerated manner. The parodies have been made on numerous themes, including religion, drug use, relationships, sexuality (as in its series Viral[1]), political corruption and everyday frustrations.[2] There are also parodies of history and fiction. The channel has sparked some controversy;[2] Porchat said it occupied a blank space "that Brazilian television's conservative nature and obsession with [viewing] figures have missed."[3]

The group refused several offers to bring it to television because "freedom is essential for us," stated Porchat.[4] In 2014, however, Porta dos Fundos signed to Fox Network Brazil;[5] the show premiered on Fox on 14 October 2014, and only exhibits sketches that are already on their YouTube channel.[6] A theater film titled Contrato Vitalício was released in Brazil on 30 June 2016.

They became the first Brazilian YouTube channel to reach 10 million subscribers.[citation needed] Porta dos Fundos made cameo appearances in YouTube Rewind 2013[7] and 2015.[8]

CrewEdit

CastEdit

FormerEdit

  • Marcos Veras (2012–14)
  • Marcus Majella (2012–14)
  • Letícia Lima (2012–15)
  • Clarice Falcão (2012–15)
  • Júlia Rabello (2012–15)
  • Rafael Infante (2012–16)

StaffEdit

  • Ian SBF – screenwriter, director
  • Rodrigo Magal – editor, director
  • Gregório Duvivier – screenwriter
  • Fábio Porchat – screenwriter
  • Antonio Pedro Tabet – screenwriter
  • Gabriel Esteves – screenwriter
  • Luanne Araujo – editor
  • Gustavo Chagas – making of director
  • Alice Ventura – assistant director
  • Gui Machado – cinematography
  • Nataly Mega – production director
  • Bianca Caetano – producer
  • Ohana Boy – producer
  • Lívia Andrade - producer
  • Bruno Menezes – audio
  • João Marcos – social media
  • Juli Videla – costume designer
  • Luciano Iulianelli – financial analyst
  • Amanda Moura – commercial director
  • Marcela Briones – commercial analyst
  • Arthur Santiago – graphic designer

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Notes
2016 Contrato Vitalício Theater movie
2018 The Last Hangover Netflix special
2019 The First Temptation of Christ

SeriesEdit

Year Title Network
Web
2014 Viral YouTube
Refém
TV
2015 O Grande Gonzalez Fox Channel Brazil
2017 Greg News HBO Brasil
2018 Borges Comedy Central Brazil
2019 Homens?
Virada de Mesa DAZN

Attack on headquartersEdit

On December 26, 2019, it was reported that the headquarters of Porta dos Fundos, which is located in Rio de Janeiro, suffered from a Molotov cocktail bombing.[9][10][11][12] A Brazilian Integralist religious group which dubbed themselves the "Popular Nationalist Insurgency Command of the Large Brazilian Integralist Family" claimed responsibility for the attack, even filming themselves attacking offices while wearing ski masks.[9] The group, which attacked the headquarters on December 24, 2019, also criticized Netflix and labeled The First Temptation of Christ as blasphemous.[9] One of the attackers was identified as Eduardo Fauzi Cerquise, who latter took a flight to Russia and was put on the Interpol wanted list.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fernando, João (March 18, 2014). "Porta dos Fundos lança sua primeira série, que fala de aids com humor". O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Romero, Simon (August 31, 2013). "On YouTube, Comedy Troupe Tickles Brazil and Ruffles Feathers". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Phillips, Dom (October 20, 2013). "World Cup 2014: Brazilians' rage against the state will disrupt the celebration". The Guardian. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Antunes, Anderson (May 31, 2013). "In The Land Of Telenovelas, A Youtube Channel Gives A Glimpse Of Scripted Entertainment's Future". Forbes. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Endemol makes new appointment to lead Endemol Brazil". Endemol. September 15, 2014. Archived from the original on December 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Porta dos Fundos estreia na TV alfinetando os rivais". Veja (in Portuguese). October 14, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?". YouTube. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "YouTube Rewind: Now Watch Me 2015 | #YouTubeRewind". YouTube. December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "Brazil police investigate fire-bombing of 'gay Jesus' film office". BBC News. December 26, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  10. ^ Hopewell, John (December 26, 2019). "Gay Jesus Netflix Special Creators Suffer Molotov Cocktail Attack". Variety. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  11. ^ Londoño, Ernesto; Casado, Letícia (December 26, 2019). "Firebomb Attack Ramps Up Controversy Over Brazil Film Portraying Jesus as Gay". The New York Times. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (December 26, 2019). "Gay Jesus Netflix Special Creators' Brazilian Headquarters Attacked With Molotov Cocktails". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Palma, Gabriel (8 January 2020). "Foragido, suspeito de ataque ao Porta dos Fundos entra para a lista vermelha da Interpol" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 8 January 2020.

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