Thembi Locke, who created From Zero with her sister Attika Locke, recently told Forbes about her sweet encounter that led to the events depicted in the series. “Lino” turns out to be based on a real person named Saro Gullo (via Today).
Lok said Forbes that when she first saw Gullo, she was only 20 years old, and at their first meeting she felt only a superficial attraction to him. “But I recognized in him a level of honesty and openness that I wasn’t ready for at the time,” she continued. “But he followed me. It soon became apparent that he was such a worthy man that I had never seen before. I describe love as fun, open, mutual, respectful, and visionary.”
After this point, Locke and Gullo faced many obstacles, not the least of which was Gullo’s traditional Sicilian family, who were against his marriage to a black woman from Texas. But in the end, the Gullo family would be the least of their problems.
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