QUEEN OF LAPA

By Theodore COLLATOS, Carolina MONNERAT

BROKENHORSE FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2019

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.

Festivals
& Awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
Love
Antenna 2019
Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival 2019
Alternative Spirit Award
San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2019
Central Scotland Documentary Festival 2019
New Hampshire Film Festival 2019
Scottish Queer Film Festival 2019
Sidewalk Film Festival 2019
SHOUT! Best Feature Film
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, LGBT, Social issues
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Theodore COLLATOS, Carolina MONNERAT
    • Producer(s)
    • Theodore COLLATOS (Brokenhorse Films), Carolina MONNERAT (Brokenhorse Films), Matt GRADY (Factory 25), Josh CRANE, Fuller TODD
    • Synopsis
    • 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 the day-to-day lives, quests for love, housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.