In the first episode of Juana La Virgen, three key characteristics stand out. First, Juana is a 17-year-old high school student who just got accepted into college. In the United States, pregnancy at a young age is looked down upon. It seems that it is also discouraged in Venezuela, however, since the show’s drama involves the fact that she became pregnant at a young age.
The second characteristic is Juana’s relationship to her virginity. In the first episode, Juana states that she chooses to stay a virgin because she hasn’t found anyone she wanted to lose it to, which provides some perspective into how virginity is seen in Venezuela.
The third characteristic was the use of Spanish as the primary language throughout and the tone of the show. The primary language of Venezuela is Spanish, so it would make sense that their television shows would be reflective of this important aspect of their culture. These three characteristics are called to attention because of how differently these issues are reflected in the U.S. version, Jane The Virgin – discussed later.