Published on May 21st, 2020 | by TLV News0
Oxford Virtual Film Festival Week 5 Feature Film Presentation: “Queen of Lapa”
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Live Q&A set for Friday, May 22 at 8 pm CST
Directors: Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat
Running Time: 73 min
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.