Here’s a new poster and clip for Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat‘s upcoming documentary Queen of Lapa, which screened at a ton of festivals last year. The film profiles Luana Muniz, one of Brazil’s most famous transgender performers. You can read Kevin Rakestraw’s full review here.
Queen of Lapa doesn’t have a release date just yet, but hopefully you’ll be able to check it out soon.
Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz – arguably one of Brazil’s most recognizable transgender personalities, shapes a new reality for a new generation of transgender sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, quests for love, housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.