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Muxes: Auténticas, intrépidas y buscadoras de peligro (2005)

Documentary on muxes, as homosexuals are called in Juchitán, Mexico, famous for its concentration of gay people.

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Clara Chagorua
Victor Chirinos
Alicia de Sales
Judith López Zaire
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MUXES - Authentic, Intrepid Seekers of Danger (105 min) 'A lively and surprising portrait of a group of homosexuals, who defend their sexual diversity while preserving their identity as Zapotec Indians in the "queer paradise" of Juchitan, Mexico. Winner of the Audience Award at the Morelia International Film Festival, MUXES (pronounced 'mooshays') examines transgressive boundary-pushing within an indigenous culture that has historically embraced this "third gender." On the sun-baked Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico lies the town of Juchitan, whose population of indigenous Zapotecs have for centuries warded off numerous invasions to preserve their identity. Today, Juchitan has an additional, more notorious, identity, as a "queer paradise" famous for its Muxes, effeminate homosexual men whose socially defined role within the Zapotec culture pre-dates the advent of gay liberation. In this society, Muxes have traditionally filled the roles of sewing, cooking, preparation of celebrations ... Written by Bruce "Pacho" Lane

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5 May 2006 (Mexico)  »

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