“Flamenco Queer” is the story of Manuel Liñán, an award-winning artist who has created a cathartic performance with six other men to unapologetically share their cross-dressing tendencies – a secret that’s been kept in the closet for more than three decades.

The show has been attacked by conservative and ultra-Catholic groups; its dancers have been verbally abused by members of the public and rejected by flamenco purists who do not recognize diverse interpretations of the art. Their work is a call to normalize behavior that does not fit social conventions and to help a younger generation avoid being ostracized or obliged to hide, just as they did.

The film will be released by The New Yorker as part of a series for Pride Month in June 2021.

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