Queen of Lapa

Queen of Lapa

Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat
Fri
18
Fri Oct 18 8:45 PM

Verona 2
General Admission
October
Fri Oct 18

Luana Muniz, known as the Queen of Lapa, was one of Brazil’s most famous transgender personalities: a larger- than-life actress, cabaret performer, proud sex worker and activist since the age of 11. Now 59, she’s shaping a new reality in her “hostel,” housing the next generation of trans sex workers in Rio de Janeiro. Edgy, humorous, tender and relevant in effortless way, Queen of Lapa explores the women’s day-to-day lives, their quests for love, housemate rivalries and notions about body image – all under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye – in a city that’s a dangerous home for its LGBTQ community.

“It is one of those rare, clear-eyed intimate filmmaking endeavors and experiences that needs to be seen, recognized and celebrated. ”  Screen Anarchy


October
Fri Oct 18

Verona 2

17 Oxford St Paddington, New South Wales, 2021