Mala Mala

Mala Mala ★★★★

A stylish documentary about the complex world of transsexuals here on my own backyard, Puerto Rico. We follow the day to day of nine individuals dealing with their own personalities, sexual identity, their work, their struggles and most importantly their titanic battle to overcome discrimination and achieve acceptance not only from the society they live in but their own trans community. It offers an honest portrait in the most compassionate way. There's a scene that floored me. I don't wanna give it away but it's a trans man singing in his bedroom with a "microphone". It was one of the most moving scenes I've seen in a while. At first you laugh, then you give in to the performance, by the time the scene ends I was almost in tears! A powerful documentary.

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