Queen of Lapa (2019) by Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

Queen of Lapa (2019)

4 September 18:30 – 20:50h | Get your tickets right here!

Location: LAB111, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Click HERE for more info

Film director(s): Theodore Collatos & Carolina Monnerat | Year: 2019 | Runtime: 73 min Genre: Documentary | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Portuguese


Synopsis: Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz – arguably one of Brazil’s most recognizable transgender personalities – shapes a new reality for a new generation of transgender sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, quests for love, and housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye. 


  • Opening Ceremony: 30 min | (Before the film starts)
  • Talk Show: 30 min | Trans Inclusion is the Solution | (after the film)
  • Panelists: Mavi Veloso; Brazilian, Artist | Thirza Stewart: Aids Fonds
  • Filmmaker(s): Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat (through Skype)

Credits & Specifications

  • Director: Theodore Collatos & Carolina Monnerat
  • Writer:
  • Producer: Theodore Collatos, Carolina Monnerat, Matt Grady, Josh Crane, Fuller Todd
  • Actors: Luana Muniz, Gabi Corrêa, Emilly Almeida, Mariana Machado
  • Project Type: Documentary film
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Year of completion: 2019
  • Country of Origin: United States, Brazil
  • Country of Filming: Brazilian
  • Language: Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Distribution information:




Social media

Instagram: @QueenofLapaFilm

Facebook: Facebook.com/QueenofLapa


World Sales / Distribution: Factory 25