As her character Antonia, Sônia Braga was in fact in New York in 9/11/2001. Braga woke up when the plane that hit the North Tower flew right over her building, and witnessed the second collision. Leandra Leal (Sabrina) was also at New York on this day with her mother Ângela Leal.
Each episode ended with real life testimonials. A 68-year-old woman talked about a personal experience with orgasm and sued producers and Rede Globo for using her account. Creator Manoel Carlos's himself admitted his crew exaggerated at that point and asked for discretion.
Unusual for a Rede Globo series of the 8/9 pm time slot, the series featured a controversial strip-tease scene of Ana Paula Arósio's character Olívia, which forced the Ministry of Justice to elevate the series' parental rating.