'Kissing Game': Chico's leaked sex tape leaves his fate hanging, but who attacked him for being gay?

Chico isn't closeted, but the offensive slurs and hate crime against him gets more aggressive when his sex tape with a Grindr hookup is leaked online


                            'Kissing Game': Chico's leaked sex tape leaves his fate hanging, but who attacked him for being gay?
Caio Horowicz as Chico (Netflix)
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This article contains spoilers for 'Kissing Game'

The debut season of Netflix's Brazilian thriller 'Kissing Game' ends on a tragic note for one of the three main characters - Chico. Being the coolest guy in school, the happy go lucky Chico's sexuality is no secret. But the offensive slurs and hate crime against him gets more aggressive when Chico's sex tape with his Grindr hookup is leaked online, and shortly after, he is attacked on an empty street and left to die. With his fate hanging, the question raised is who attacked Chico? And more importantly, does he survive?

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Chico's sexuality was out in the open, or can be assumed so because when he confronted his classmate Guillermo about kissing him at the rave where the mysterious virus spread, he didn't mind being openly loud about it either. As a sick form of revenge, Guillermo, in a daze of the virus that mostly numbs down teenagers to apathetic shells, decided to seek revenge on Chico for turning him down at another rave they attended. Chico, mid-kissing Guillermo protected by a plastic mask (since the virus spreads from kissing), pulls away and runs off to the dating app guy who also works at the cattle ranch. The two have sex in his truck, out in the open woods, and looks like Guillermo spotted them and recorded them secretly, before leaking it to the whole school.

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When everyone finds out, the bullies in Chico's class mock him by imitating the noises he and his partner make in the video. These are the same guys who had tried to pick on Chico and his little brother after the kissing game virus was outed and then decided to blame Chico for carrying the virus with him from another town. When Chico's brother intervened, the bullies insulted the little child too, and that's when Chico lost it and opened a full-blown brawl with one of them. So as far as who Chico's attackers are goes, one can estimate it could be these three guys seeking revenge for Chico pinning one of them down and spitting in his face.

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Chico's attack happens at night after his very religious father shuns him for having sex with a man, and he decides to pack his bags and leave down. As he walks down a deserted alley, three people in black gowns and masks attack him from behind leaving him battered, bleeding and bruised and fighting for his life. The series ends with Chico in the hospital, on what looks like life support, with very erratic breathing. The finale ending with the monitor beeping off, indicating a possible flatline but we don't ever see it on the screen. Whether Chico makes it alive or not, is yet uncertain, but it does make for a teasing cliffhanger should there be a second season.

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'Kissing Game' is now available for streaming only on Netflix.