Sunday, December 15, 2013

Madame Satã

 Released Year: 2002
Directed by Karim Ainouz
Casted by:
Lázaro Ramos as João Francisco dos Santos / Madame Satã
Marcelia Cartaxo as Laurita
Flavio Bauraqui as Tabu
Fellipe Marques as Renatinho
 João Francisco dos Santos (1900–1976), also known as the infamous drag performer and capoeirista Madame Satã (Madam Satan), was born into a family of ex-slaves in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Having been accused with conspiracy of murder, spending 27 years in prison, being a former gangster and father of 7, he found refuge in the dark Bohemian culture of Rio de Janeiro amidst a lively world of pimps, prostitutes, deviants and samba composers.

João is most commemorated as a figure who fought to redefine himself while battling the stigmas of being a son of former black slaves, illiterate and homosexual. João is quoted for once saying "I was born an outlaw, that's how I'll live." In between his drag performances, his days as a hustler and his convictions of murder, his image as the legendary cabaret performance artist Madame Satã meaning Madam Satan having been influenced by the 1930s film by Cecil B. DeMille about a woman disguising herself as a notorious temptress to win back her errant husband. João's infamous character represented an expression of resistance in this post abolitionist era in Brazil where black people, prostitutes, drug users and addicts and other 'deviant' outcasts were deemed useless to society.

Thus, João Francisco dos Santos became a living myth that supported and represented the values and lives of such outcasts of society becoming himself a revolutionary icon for the marginalized socially.
L² Scored: 9/10
L² Comment:
From the real legend of the famous drag queen in Brazil, the life of Madame Sata was performed and welly acted by Lazaro Ramos... Lazaro has a nice cock, but too bad i m not able to find the picture and post it here... u guys should watch this film... 

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