Mala Mala

2014

Documentary / Biography

4
IMDb Rating 6.5

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vogler10 8/10

Comparing Mala Mala to Paris is Burning does a disservice to Mala Mala.This film presents an exploration of the many forms of genderexpression: from those who wear it only on the surface to those whotruly believe that they were assigned a different gender at birth. Oneof the subjects says it best when she says that some of the&#x22;trans-gender&#x22; girls actually want to be &#x22;beauty queens&#x22; and not realwomen because once youth fades and they can no longer be beauty queens,they are no longer interested in being women. <br><br>Mala Mala presents a complete gradient of the understanding of genderexpression with subjects from different backgrounds, social classes,and different ways of verbalizing just what it means to be trans-genderin Puerto Rico in the 2010s. The film conflates drag and trans-gendercultures because in Puerto Rico they are not separate in the same waythe are in the United States and other western countries. Thefilmmakers are very much aware that some subjects are only playingwomen whereas others are being women. <br><br>Ultimately the true heart of Mala Mala lies in the back-stories of thewomen in the film. At the end of the film, Ivana says that the way theycan effect real change in society by pushing for a non-discriminationlaw in PR is not through legalese and statistics but through their ownstories and their own struggles. This film delves into those storiesprecisely. This isn&#x27;t a social philosophy think-piece that wasconcocted by people who&#x27;ve taken many critical gender studies classesat a university. Rather, it looks at subjects whose lives andbackgrounds more than compensate for the limited vocabulary they haveto make sense of who they are and what they do. This is a compellingfilm more interested in the &#x22;how&#x22; than in the &#x22;what&#x22;.

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Reviewed by planktonrules 7/10

&#x22;Mala Mala&#x22; is not the sort of film I usually watch due to the subjectmatter, though I am a huge fan of documentaries. This isn&#x27;t acomplaint...and I did enjoy the film. But I mention this because thetarget audience for the film is probably the LGBT community and becauseof that, it probably will have a more limited audience than a typicaldocumentary.<br><br>Filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles interviewed a variety offolks who represent a wide spectrum within the trans-gender spectrum inPuerto Rico. The theme of the film seems to be the great variety withinthis group--different motivations, different lifestyles and differentways they see themselves. They are NOT a monolithic group with one goaland one lifestyle. A few are very flamboyant while others do their bestto blend in with society and lead ordinary lives. But the one thingthey all have in common is that they want their rights--the right tohold down jobs and to have the same rights before the law as anyoneelse. Much of the latter portion of the movie is about an effort by agrassroots group to gain these legal rights--and to make Puerto Ricothe most liberal and accepting place in the United States for thetrans-gender community.<br><br>The film has a lot going for it. It does a good job humanizing theinterviewees without whitewashing them or making them appear noble--and I credit Santini and Sickles for this. They also have created avery professional film that makes quite the emotional impact on theviewers and it has some excellent points to make. However, it isn&#x27;t atall surprising that portions of the film are very adult and explicit.This is not a film you&#x27;d show your kids and I am sure some of it isbound to offend some viewers&#x27; sensibilities. Many might be veryaccepting of the LGBT community while still not wanting to see some ofthe more graphic scenes in the documentary. None of this is meant as acritique--it&#x27;s more to let the viewer know so they can make an informeddecision as to whether or not to watch the film.

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Reviewed by kainoaappleton 1/10

This examination of the Puerto Rican trans community is beautifullyshot, has gorgeous music, and the director is a star of the indy filmworld. But ultimately it fails because it&#x27;s nothing but glitter andpearls. No real HEART to the film.<br><br>The loose structure follows several divas as they make their way, oftenfrom tortured backgrounds, struggling for love, but still respondent intheir gowns. The trouble is that the analysis never goes any deeperthan what one would expect from a USA Today article of a Hallmark TVshow.<br><br>It is quite bizarre when a film by such a famous director premieres atTribeca, but then doesn&#x27;t even get invited to Frameline. Perhaps theSan Fran gender folks realized that trans is more than drag... it&#x27;sabout life...an aspect sorely missing here.

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