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I recommend a few notable recent LGBTQ+ films that have come out from Latin America, for the British site, Sounds & Colours, which is devoted to all things Latin American culture: movies, television, visual arts, books and, of course, music.
Among the picks of Latin LGBTQ+movies – this time, limited to those streaming across different platforms, in the UK and US – are Mucho Mucho Amor (2020, now on Netflix) by Cristina Constantini and Kareem Tabsch, and Bixa Travesty (2018, available to rent on Amazon Prime Video) by Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman.
In addition to these two engaging documentaries, I also recommend a slate of films, including documentaries and fiction, playing on the Latin American cinema platform, Cinema Tropical, and on MUBI, in their New Brazilian Cinema program (which I also mention here).
To learn more about the MUBI program, consider this piece I wrote for my Latin American film column for Notebook MUBI.
Also, for those looking for more Latin American directors with LGBTQ+ themes, whose films may not be currently streaming but are worth seeking out, please see my interview with Guto Parente, of Sweet Amianto (2013), co-directed with Uirá dos Reis, and with Tavinho Teixiera, director of Sol Alegria (2018). Both films were presented in a LGBTQ+ Brazil program which I brought to Museum of Moving Image (MoMI), in 2018.