Queen of Lapa

(

Rainha de Lapa

)

Carolina Monnerat, Theodore Collatos

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2019

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Brazil

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Documentary

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73

mins

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Portuguese with English subtitles

TW:

talk of violence, attempted murder, rape

Luana Muniz is a cabaret performer, activist, proud sex professional, and one of Brazil’s most famous transgender personalities. She shapes a new reality in her hostel by providing a safe working environment for generations of young trans women in the Lapa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. ‘Queen of Lapa’ explores the women's day-to-day lives, love quests, housemate rivalries, and the Brazilian political climate, all under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.

DIRECTOR

Carolina Monnerat, Theodore Collatos

Carolina Monnerat, Theodore Collatos

Screenings

DATE+TIME

Monday 26 October

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19:30

The Cinematheque—Benjamin

Queen of Lapa

Luana Muniz is a cabaret performer, activist, proud sex professional, and one of Brazil’s most famous transgender personalities. She shapes a new reality in her hostel by providing a safe working environment for generations of young trans women in the Lapa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. ‘Queen of Lapa’ explores the women's day-to-day lives, love quests, housemate rivalries, and the Brazilian political climate, all under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.

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Screenings

Monday 26 October

·

19:30

The Cinematheque—Benjamin