Bixa Travesty

Tranny Fag
Linn da Quebrada is a black transwoman from impoverished periurban São Paulo; she is also a pop performer who raises her voice for queers of colour from the favelas. Accompanied by her childhood friend and partner in crime, black transwoman and singer Jup do Bairro, her concerts are nothing short of dazzling. Aided by exorbitant costumes and plenty of twerking, her performances are onslaughts of electro against Brazil’s white heteronormative gender order and the machismo of the country’s funk scene. Private moments reveal her gentler side: as she showers with friends or cooks with her mother the talk turns to love, racism and poverty. Archive footage in the shape of home videos shows her in intimate performances at a hospital during her own cancer treatment. We begin to realise that Linn uses radical nudity as a means to undermine accepted gender roles. This documentary also shows her in dramatised radio interviews in which she powerfully espouses her convictions about feminism and her transsexuality: not for Linn the role of a cis woman; she’d rather be a woman with a penis whose gender identity is not bound by her genitalia but is in a permanent state of flux.
by Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
with Linn da Quebrada, Jup do Bairro, Liniker, As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira
Brazil 2018 Portuguese 75’ Colour World premiere | Documentary form


  • Linn da Quebrada
  • Jup do Bairro
  • Liniker
  • As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira


Directors Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
Screenplay Claudia Priscilla, Linn da Quebrada, Kiko Goifman
Cinematography Karla da Costa
Editing Olivia Brenga
Music Linn da Quebrada
Sound Design Confraria de Sons, Charutos
Sound Tomás Franco
Production Design Evelyn Mab
Colour Correction Samanta do Amaral
Production Management Evelyn Mab
Executive Producer Evelyn Mab
Producers Evelyn Mab, Kiko Goifman
Co-Production Canal Brasil Rio de Janeiro
DOT Cine São Paulo

World sales

FiGa Films

Produced by

Válvula Produções

PaleoTV Produções

Claudia Priscilla

Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1972, she initially worked as a journalist and directed several short films before making her first feature-length film, Leite e Ferro.


2005 Sexo e Claustro (Sex and Cloister); short film 2010 Leite e ferro (Iron and Milk); documentary 2011 Olhe pra mim de novo (Look at Me Again); co-director: Kiko Goifman, Panorama 2012 Vestido de Laerte (Leg’s Out); short film, co-director: Pedro Marques 2018 Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag); co-director: Kiko Goifman, Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Kiko Goifman

Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1968. He studied anthropology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and multimedia at the University of Campinas. Alongside making documentaries and experimental films, he also creates video installations. Following Look At Me Again Bixa Travesty is his second collaboration with Claudia Priscilla.


1992 Tereza; short film 2003 33; documentary · Morte densa; documentary 2004 Território vermelho; short documentary 2006 Atos dos homens (Acts of Men); documentary, Forum 2008 FilmeFobia (Film Phobia) 2011 Olhe pra mim de novo (Look at Me Again); co-director: Claudia Priscilla, Panorama 2013 Periscópio (Periscope) 2018 Bixa Travesty (Tranny Fag); co-director: Claudia Priscilla, Panorama

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018