Queerguru’s José Mayorga reviews THE FIRST FALLEN  a Brazilian drama about the first wave of AIDS crisis in the early 1980s

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  The story takes us to Vitoria, Espírito Santo  a state in southeast Brazil, in one year period time beginning on December 31st, 1982. We are introduced to biologist Suzano (Johnny Massaro), his sister nurse Maura (Clara Choreaux), nephew Muriel (Alex Bonini), and his circle of friends.  Suzano is back from France where his “rich … Continue reading

Rodrigo Oliveira: Carioca, Negro, Queer

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Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Oliveira lives in his childhood home in Barra de Guaratiba, a seaside suburb of Rio de Janeiro about 30 miles to the west of the city. The rural surroundings often serve as the backdrop of his compelling portraits of the Black queer community.  Oliveira started his portrait work when he returned to … Continue reading

Queen of Lapa : the story of Brazilian Trans Activist Luana Muniz

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  The Brazilian transgender activist Luana Muniz was considered such a fascinating character that her life has been the subject of no less that three documentaries.   This latest one by Theodore Collatos, and Carolina Monnerat was completed just before Muniz died og a heart attack in 2017 aged 59. She was larger than life figure who … Continue reading

Special sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released doc MR LEATHER

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  Here’s a special sneak preview of a rather stunning brand new movie MR. LEATHER that hasn’t even had its World Premiere yet From writer/director Daniel Nolasco,  the documentary was filmed last year at the second edition of the Mr. Leather Brazil competition. Running for the title are Dom PC, Kake, Deh Leather, Maoriguy, and the … Continue reading

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