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Gloria Trevi to support controversial biopic at festival

Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi has given the filmmakers behind her previously unauthorized biopic a big boost by agreeing to help them promote the film at the South by Southwest film festival in Texas.

Trevi will hit the red carpet in Austin on Tuesday (17Mar15) at the premiere of Gloria, which chronicles her career and follows the story of her stint in a Brazilian maximum security prison on kidnapping and sex abuse charges.


Producer Matthias Ehrenberg says, "We are glad that we have been able to close this chapter with Gloria Trevi. It has been our intention that she become part of this great movie since the beginning."


Trevi backed the Mexican production but then pulled her support.


She told Billboard last year (14), "I did not want to be part of it, especially when they were asking people like my ex-manager about my life."


But, ahead of a pre-screening interview with Billboard on Tuesday, Trevi says, "With differences now settled with the producers and myself, I can give my support to this Mexican production. Ultimately it has a positive message: One's life can unravel, but you can start over and fill it with beautiful things and glory."


The singer and her then-manager/boyfriend, Sergio Andrade, were accused of leading a sex cult for minors. Trevi was acquitted by a Mexican court after almost five years behind bars.


She adds, "The story of my life is not just about this scandal. It's also about a girl who had dreams."