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Queen of Lapa

Sat 12 Oct 2019

73mins

Shaping a new reality for the next generation of transgender sex workers.

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CENTRAL SCOTLAND DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

Luana Muniz has been a larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven. Also arguably one of Brazil’s most recognisable transgender personalities, Luana shapes a new reality for the next generation of transgender sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. This documentary explores the day-to-day lives, quests for love, house-mate rivalries in a turbulent political climate - under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.

Directed By
Theodore Collatos, Caroline Monnerat
Year Made
USA, Brazil 2019