QUEEN OF LAPA2020-07-01T16:38:52-06:00
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Directed by: Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat
Runtime: 73 min
Year: 2019
Country: Brazil
Rated: Not Rated
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Film Type: Documentary
Format: Streaming
Restrictions: Available only in the US

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 day-to-day lives, quests for love, and housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.