haven't found the right words to describe this immersive oneiric experience. it's a man's world and you can live it a like a woman, but never escape dying like a man. too much beauty and brutality in the same movie. i extremely recommend it if you're tired of the standard happy/heartbroken delusional lgbtq films
This is my favorite type of LGBTQ+ movies. It has everything! Drag queens, loneliness, love, parenting, dicks and drama, and so much more. The great camera work making it even better: the angles, colors and simple yet so dramatic effects. Even a clearly bad play of one of the actors couldn't take me away from enjoying the movie!
Amazing film. Mubi, this is, yes, a drag queen. But is also a transgender woman. The entire film is about the struggle about sex reassignment operation, about what means being a trans woman. How can you minimise this story in this way? Words have weight. Especially if a word defines a person.
Very powerful story, very sad. The song at the end really resonated with me. I love how singing was incorporated into the story as a theatrical way for the main character to express emotion. It is the type of film that makes its impression on you but you don't really have the words to explain it.
This film explores the blurred dichotomy in the life of a drag queen: reality vs fantasy, youth vs old age, man vs woman, love vs betrayal, and the physical vs the spiritual. So for all the harsh corporal suffering of aging queens presented here as tragic docu-realism, there is a more hopeful cry for a surreal fantasy world of musical romance–where they sever the cocoon of society to finally take spiritual flight.
Despite its interesting premise, the film doesn't deliver. The writing it's too presumptuous, full of surreal dialogue that no one would say in real life. Instead of showing what the character is feeling, the actor simply talks to himself to describe it. Also, what is up with the songs? that's a lot of them and too much time of the film is characters singing or listening to songs.
If you're queer and you don't feel like watching a movie where queer people have a sad life, move on. Trans women and drag queens always get the worst of it. I stopped watching halfway through, but I just don't feel like watching trans people suffer in the name of "realism" or truth or what have you. 13 Moons felt like a more honest picture; a strange comparison.
It is a very tender tale of the sunset of a drag queen and her complicated relationships. There are scenes full of melancholy and dreamlike elements - the one in the forest is beautiful - that give the film with a very particular tone. Some moments are too far from the "center" of the story and disperse the vision a little. However, visually it's beautiful.