A portrait of transgender musician and artist Linn da Quebrada, who uses her body and performances as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, and racism. She speaks of her growing up as a black queer in São Paulo’s favelas, and the challenges of breaking into Brazil’s heteronormative funk scene.
In times of turmoil and distress, the voice of an artist can instill hope and inspire change. The full-body performances of Linn da Quebrada do just that, raging for Brazilians who can no longer put up with intolerance and repression. A strong polemic inside a tender portrait of a vital artist.
So refreshing to watch. This film gives us a pretty wide-ranging view of the politics of gender identity among Quebrada and her circle. Love the shots of her mom showering with her. Great to see that kind of acceptance happening. Quebrada speaks wonderfully and her songs are kickass anthems. A film that makes you hopeful that future generations won't be constrained by rigid binary gender constucts.
Linn da Quebrada - cleverly, without losing the emotional and rational side of her experience -, is someone brave and worthy of learning. A raw documentary about someone who does not define herself in a genetic-borned body and in terms of traditional gender, neither she wants to. But this is also a manifesto against male heteronormativity, patriarchy and machism.
@QueerPorto 2018. Linn da Quebrada and Jup do Bairro deserve their own show on Netflix. Funny yet emotional and smart, a documentary that is ready to take down labels and embrace femininity, masculinity and everything in between.
3.5/5 Totalement décomplexé, Bixa Travesty livre un portrait intime de cette rappeuse brésilienne qui choque et charme par sa liberté de ton salvatrice dans un pays désormais cadenassé par l'extrême droite. Impossible de rester indifférent devant le courage d'une artiste si déterminée en terrain miné. Chronique complète à lire sur Citazine : https://www.citazine.fr/article/bixa-travesty-revolution-dun-autre-genre
A great view of an ongoing issue we are facing worldwide. In a way, this film helps the audience understand something they might have no clue about in a way that is both entertaining and informative. Very interesting watch