Director Gustavo Loza's gay parenting flick La Otra Familia (The Other Family) opened Friday in Mexico, El Universal reported.

The movie stars two leading men of Latin American soap operas – Jorge Salinas and Luis Roberto Guzman – as a gay couple living in Mexico.

Jean Paul (played by Salinas) and Chema (Guzman) have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana (Ana Serradilla) rescues Hendrix (Bruno Loza) from his broken home and asks them to care for the boy.

Hendrix's mother Nina is a drug addict who suffers at the hands of her abusive partner Patrick (Andres Almeida).

The men fall in love with Hendrix and begin to consider making him part of their family.

La Otra Familia premiered last year at the Festival International de Cine de Morelia and opened nationwide in Mexico and Colombia on Friday. The film will debut in Argentina and Brazil next.

Few mainstream Latin American films have considered the subject of gay couples adopting children.