A Singular Romance, Peruvian film directed by Wesley Verástegui.
“A Singular Romance” is a Peruvian film directed by Wesley Verástegui, and starring two trans women. In this new comedy, Javiera Arnillas and Marina Kapoor are partners in adventure, and not only will they have to face the rejection of a large part of their environment, but they will also deal with something deeper and more captivating: love.
Everything indicates that the advancement of the film has not been to the liking of the majority of the Popular Renovation bench. Noelia Herrera, Esdras Medina, José Cueto, Jorge Zeballos, Miguel Ciccia, Milagros Jáuregui, Jorge Montoya, Alejandro Muñante and Javier Padilla signed a document demanding that the Ministry of Culture provide information on Peruvian production.
In an official letter dated January 12 of this year, it was transferred to the Minister of Culture, Gisela Ortiz Perea, “Citizen unease in relation to the film directed by Wesley Verástegui, entitled ‘A Singular Romance’”.
They point out that in the development of said film mention is made “in a derogatory and negative way to evangelical believers, which notoriously promotes religious discrimination and fosters hatred and stigma of a religious belief”.
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In this sense, the congressmen have requested information on the cultural contribution of the film in question, details of the public budget allocated for its production and dissemination, and the policies that the Ministry of Culture is adopting to fight against discrimination for reasons of religion.
The film A singular romance tells the story of a young conservative who meets a former sex worker, without imagining that both would fall in love that same day, ignoring the past and the secrets that each one keeps.
DIFFUSER OF LITTLE EXPOSED THEMES
From the beginning, A Singular Romance becomes a diffuser of issues that continue to be of concern to members of the LGTBIQ+ community, and that should also be on the agenda of our rulers, such as access to health services, lack of job opportunities , racism, transphobia, prostitution, prejudice and ignorance, which despite being in 2022, are still more latent than ever.
“In fact, the characters I have played have been Peruvian trans women and so am I. There are many situations that are transversal and that have happened in my life, such as hiding my identity or having impediments to get a job. I share that with them (the characters). I have also experienced their experiences and conflicts, and that allows me to express it in an authentic way and in my own flesh. That ends up becoming very important at the level of representation”, Javier Arnillas commented in an interview with Infobae.
The interpreter of ‘Kimberly’ recalls one of the dialogues that marked part of her filming, “it’s the first time they call me black… and not fagot… to insult me”. From her position, she explains that trans women come to suffer a double damage, due to discrimination and violence. In addition, being Afro-Peruvian, racism is present. “If it were a white woman, it is possible that the situation would present itself in a different way, perhaps because of the socioeconomic and the opening to opportunities”.
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