Tranny Fag

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    Tranny Fag

    Bixa Travesty

    Directed by

    • Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman

    Brazil

    2018

    75 min

    • Portuguese

    Documentary

    Linn da Quebrada is a black transwoman from impoverished periurban São Paulo; she is also a pop performer who raises her voice for queers of colour from the favelas. Accompanied by her childhood friend and partner in crime, black transwoman and singer Jup do Bairro, her concerts are nothing short of dazzling. Aided by exorbitant costumes and plenty of twerking, her performances are onslaughts of electro against Brazil’s white heteronormative gender order and the machismo of the country’s funk scene. Private moments reveal her gentler side: as she showers with friends or cooks with her mother the talk turns to love, racism and poverty. Archive footage in the shape of home videos shows her in intimate performances at a hospital during her own cancer treatment. We begin to realise that Linn uses radical nudity as a means to undermine accepted gender roles. This documentary also shows her in dramatised radio interviews in which she powerfully espouses her convictions about feminism and her transsexuality: not for Linn the role of a cis woman; she’d rather be a woman with a penis whose gender identity is not bound by her genitalia but is in a permanent state of flux.

    Awards

    • Teddy Award Best Documentary - Berlinale<br />
    • Best Director - Cartagena IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Linn da Quebrada
    Jup do Bairro
    Liniker
    As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira
    Screenplay
    Claudia Priscilla
    Linn da Quebrada
    Kiko Goifman
    Cinematography
    Karla da Costa
    Editing
    Olivia Brenga
    Music
    Linn da Quebrada
    Sales
    FIGA FILMS
    Production
    VALVULA PRODUCOES
    Production
    PALEOTV PRODUCOES

    Press

    Kiko Goifman

    Kiko Goifman

    Brazil

    Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1968. He studied anthropology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and multimedia at the University of Campinas. Alongside making documentaries and experimental films, he also creates video installations. Following LOOK AT ME AGAIN, TRANNY FAG is his second collaboration with Claudia Priscilla.

    Selected Filmography

    Claudia Priscilla

    Claudia Priscilla

    Brazil

    Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1972, she initially worked as a journalist and directed several short films before making her first feature-length film, LEITE E FERRO.

    Selected Filmography