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Queen of Lapa


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Queen of Lapa

Dirs. Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat. 2019, 73 mins. A transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now 59, houses a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, helping to create a safer, more compassionate world for them. Collatos and Monnerat’s documentary Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love within Muniz’s “hostel,” a refuge from a city that has been violent towards its trans community. Grand Jury Award winner at NewFest 2019. A Factory 25 release. View trailer.