Streaming Release!

Queen of Lapa


Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Queen of Lapa for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

Thanks to our community partners, the UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, SAAF, and WOSAC.

“A fascinating piece of cinema verite” – Queer Guru

Luana Muniz, known as The Queen of Lapa, was one of Brazil’s most famous transgender personalities: a larger-than-life actress, proud sex worker and activist since the age of 11. Now 59, she’s shaping a new reality in her “hostel,” housing the next generation of trans sex workers in Rio de Janeiro. Edgy, humorous, tender and relevant in an effortless way, Queen of Lapa explores the women’s day-to-day lives, their quests for love, housemate rivalries and notions about body image – all under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye – in a city that’s a dangerous home for its LGBTQ community. (Dir. by Theodore Collatos & Carolina Monnerat, 2019, Brazil/USA, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 73 mins., Not Rated)