Griselda fans say Martin Rodriguez has them in a hot sweat after seeing him play ‘charming sociopath’ Rivi in THAT WILD prison phone sex scene

Netflix viewers have been left feeling hot under the collar after watching a racy scene in Griselda, played by heartthrob Martín Rodríguez.

Griselda tells the real-life story of Griselda Blanco, a Colombian drug lord who created one of the most profitable cartels in history during the 1970s and ’80s and is played by Sofia Vergara, 51. 

And Martin, 45, plays ‘charming sociopath’ and convicted hit man Jorga ‘Rivi’ Ayala, who in 1998, cut a deal with the state attorney’s office in Miami-Dade County to testify against his boss so that he can avoid the death penalty.

When Griselda sees Rivi in the prison after he sold her out, she reminds him of a conversation they had in which he had said to her: ‘I think we were lovers in a past life.’

He told her: ‘Doesn’t mean I’m dying for you in this one.’

Fans have said Griselda’s Martín Rodríguez had them in a hot sweat after seeing him play ‘charming sociopath’ Rivi Ayala in THAT WILD phone sex scene

In the six-parter, Rivi was seen having very hot phone sex from prison with the District Attorney's secretaries - all the calls were recorded which meant that his testimony as a witness was deemed inadmissible

In the six-parter, Rivi was seen having very hot phone sex from prison with the District Attorney’s secretaries – all the calls were recorded which meant that his testimony as a witness was deemed inadmissible

The show depicts Rivi as an elusive hitman, who guides Griselda with his expertise

Rivi currently remains in prison

Jorge ‘Rivi’ Ayala-Rivera (depicted in the Netflix show on the left, and in real life on the right), was Griselda’s hitman 

Martin, 45, plays the ¿charming sociopath¿ and convicted hit man Jorga 'Rivi' Ayala, who in 1998, cut a deal with the state attorney¿s office in Miami-Dade County to testify against his boss so that he can avoid the death penalty

Martin, 45, plays the ‘charming sociopath’ and convicted hit man Jorga ‘Rivi’ Ayala, who in 1998, cut a deal with the state attorney’s office in Miami-Dade County to testify against his boss so that he can avoid the death penalty

In the six-parter, Rivi was seen having very hot phone sex from prison with the District Attorney’s secretaries, which were all recorded.

This was a clever move on his part because it meant that his testimony was deemed inadmissible, which helped knock Blanco’s multiple murder charges down from first degree to second. 

There’s no doubt Rivi’s crimes were horrific in real life, he killed former enforcer Jesus ‘Chacho’ Castro’s son, two, and is thought to be responsible for some three dozen murders.

But Netflix have given some artistic licence and sensationalised the phone sex scene to titillate the viewers… and it seems to have worked.  

Fans wrote: ‘The Griselda Netflix series really had Rivi looking like he was the Colombian version of Prince. Trash lol.’

‘I watched that show Griselda b/c that guy Rivi is so hot.’

‘Whoever dressed rivi in griselda needs an award todayyyy cos he looked so mf good every episode.. like that’s my MAN.’

‘When Rivi told Griselda “I always felt like you and I were lovers in a past life” I just…’

The real hunk: Martin looks worlds apart from his character without that curly hair and with a full beard

The real hunk: Martin looks worlds apart from his character without that curly hair and with a full beard 

Sofia Vergara (pictured), 51, transformed into drug 'queenpin' Griselda Blanco for her latest six-part drama

Sofia Vergara (pictured), 51, transformed into drug ‘queenpin’ Griselda Blanco for her latest six-part drama

'Cocaine Godmother' Griselda Blanco

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara as Griselda Blanco

Griselda Blanco, pictured left, was a barely 5ft tall Colombian ‘queenpin’ linked to 250 murders while she ran her billion dollar empire. Actress Sofia in character as Griselda – pictured right

Speaking of his character, Martin told Today: ‘At first I had to trust in the character and defend him. He had a complex personality and was ambiguous in the way he acted.’

In real life, Rivi was arrested in 1993 in connection to a Chicago bank job, leading police  to identify him as Griselda’s enforcer.

And just like in the show, Ayala had phone sex with two secretaries who worked in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, and when that fact became known, he lost perceived credibility as a witness against Griselda.

He pled guilty to three counts of murder, and is currently 31 years into a life sentence in prison.

Martin is also well-known for his roles in Leo’s Room and Zanahoria.  

While Rivi's crimes were horrific, fans have gone WILD for the actor who plays him after watching him play out a wild phone sex scene

While Rivi’s crimes were horrific, fans have gone WILD for the actor who plays him after watching him play out a wild phone sex scene

Martin is also well-known for his roles in Leo's Room, (pictured)  and Zanahoria

Martin is also well-known for his roles in Leo’s Room, (pictured)  and Zanahoria

Does Netflix’s Griselda glorify Narco culture?

Social media users have complained that the series glorifies Griselda’s violent history.

Taking to TikTok, a Colombian content creator called Velu, said: ‘Me watching Griselda after reading the true story and the horrible things this woman did and knowing that a lot of people are going to glorify her story.

Elsewhere, Velu, from Colombia, said that despite Sofia Vergara's impressive performance, there are 'better stories to tell'

Elsewhere, Velu, from Colombia, said that despite Sofia Vergara’s impressive performance, there are ‘better stories to tell’

‘Real people died because of her, and she doesn’t represent Colombian values. Colombians are much more than this,’ she concluded.

Velu summarized her thoughts in the caption: ‘Sofia Vergara did a tremendous job in her performance. But we have better stories to tell.’

Elsewhere, Kevin Figman, from Columbia, also took to TikTok to express similar thoughts.

Colombian Kevin Figman said Netflix's series will encourage a negative stereotype of his country

Colombian Kevin Figman said Netflix’s series will encourage a negative stereotype of his country 

He said: ‘Unfortunately, this is a reputation and a stereotype we have to live with nowadays, Colombia always being related to Narcos and drugs, even though Colombia isn’t really like that anymore.’

‘The city of Medellin is now one of the safest and secure cities in all Latin America,’ he added.

Kevin called for a more diverse range of films covering Latin America because ‘Encanto was the only movie we got that wasn’t about drugs’.

‘If we keep consuming these kinds of things, they’re going to keep making them,’ he concluded.

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