QUEEN OF LAPA (73 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 6/19
72 hour rental available for $12
What is virtual cinema?
A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now fifty-nine, shapes a new reality in her “hostel” by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of sex workers, as Muniz’s guides them in a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ community.
Directors: Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat
Subtitled in English
Presented in collaboration with Ithaca Virtual Summer of Pride 2020
“A brilliant, tender and gracious exploration of what it means to be trans, a sex worker, and liminal in today’s Brazil.”
–Katya Kazbek, SUPAMODU