HBO Latino, HBO Max Streaming Deeply Moving Bilingual LGBTQ Drama LUPE

(Info from press release)

The acclaimed film festival darling and moving LGBTQ immigrant story “Lupe,” co-directed by André Phillips (“Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary,” “This Killing Business”) & Charles Vuolo (“Rot,” “Alice Fades Away”), is available now for audiences across North America on HBO Latino and available to stream on HBO Max.

“Lupe” is an extraordinary trifecta of an emotional drama that explores the topics of family, immigration and embracing one’s true identity.

“Lupe” shines an intimate light on the complex story of an immigrant struggling with their transgender identity while searching for their missing sister, Isabel in New York City’s underground sex industry. The city's underworld turns bloody as Rafael continues their quest to liberate their sister from a life of exploitation. Rafael’s search is routine and bloody until the growing need to understand their gender identity beings to compete with their mission?

A film of many contrasts (Cuba vs. NY City, a chiseled boxer vs. a femme fatale), this moving film moves seamlessly between English & Spanish and features a rich cinematic landscape lensed by cinematographer T. Acton Fitzgerald (“Gutterbug”).

Celia Harrison portrays the role of Lana, the protagonist’s friend and advisor. All of Celia’s scenes were unscripted, as the directors emphatically sought to retain Celia’s voice and perspective.

This rich tapestry of a transgender immigrant was written by Celia Harrison, André Phillips & Charles Vuolo, featuring a score by Christopher French (“Unlovable,” “Young & Hungry”) edited by Shiran Amir (“Z Nation,” “Student Body”) produced by Anthony Ambrosino (“The Wrong Todd,” “Painless”), Andrew McCarthy (“Radio Days,” “Alice Fades Away”), Leigh Lanocha (“The Clear,” “Gutterbug”), and executive produced by Kerry Michelle O’Brien.

LUPE
Now Available On HBO Latino In North America,
Now Streaming On HBO Max

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