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Butterflies on the Scaffold

Butterflies on the Scaffold

Oct. 26, 1996USA75 Min.Not Rated
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After the Revolution, gays were not respected in Cuba, but in the small Havana neighborhood of La Güinera, a few courageous women came to power and encouraged the gay community. Glamorous gowns fashioned from grain sacks and eyelashes made out of carbon paper are the reality of drag in Cuba. In La Güinera, gay transvestite performers have earned respect and status through creative work for the neighbourhood. On stage action and backstage preparation opens out into insightful interviews with community leaders, families, and the performers themselves. the question; can you be gay and accepted in Cuba?

Butterflies on the Scaffold
Original title Mariposas en el andamio
IMDb Rating 8.1 26 votes



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