''City of Men'' (''Cidade dos Homens'') is a Brazilian TV series which is a spin off of CityOfGod, happening in modern day, instead of TheSeventies. It aired from 2002-05 on Globo TV, with a film in 2007. ''City of Men'' is set in a favela, and follows the adventures of childhood friends Laranjinha and Acerola as they come of age, and come across obstacles such as feuding gangs, girls, and social problems from poverty to the Brazilian prison system.
!!Tropes in this Work:
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Invoked as Laranjinha brags about his conquests. [[spoiler: it is revealed he is a virgin]]
* BeachEpisode: they are in Brazil after all.
** [[TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires Not so much being in Brazil]] as they are in Rio de Janeiro (the city).
* FauxDocumentary: There is a short segment with interviews with people visiting a prison.
** EvenEvilHasStandards: "Wrong is wrong and right is right!"
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion -- after [[spoiler:Cristiane]] gets pregnant, she attempts to get an abortion, but they don't have the money. This is a VerySpecialEpisode which has some statistics about TeenPregnancy and the dangers of home abortions at the end, but the situation is referenced in episodes afterwards.
* HipHop: Referenced in an episode in which they go to Sao Paulo and meet an MC.
* TheMovie: Released in 2007.
* MsFanservice: Power Girl.
* RecurringCharacter: Joćo Victor, the 'playboy', Powergirl, and many of the gang members.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: the favela itself. The fact it doesn't have named streets launches a ZanyScheme.