Zona Rosa (2004)

Zona Rosa
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 4mins.
Genres Documentary, Interview
Keywords behind the scenes, dance, gay, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christian Miranda Actor n/a 1 1000001
Mily Miranda Actor n/a 1 1000002
Willy Rodriguez Actor n/a 1 1000003
Tito Patrick Actor n/a 1 1000004
Dan Castle Director n/a 2 2000001
Dan Castle Producer n/a 3 3000001
Arturo Castelan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mike Thomas Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jeff Kurt Petersen Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Mel Rodriguez Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dirt Radio Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Mexico City's vibrant entertainment area, the Zona Rosa, is the backdrop to this documentary about the young men who ply their flesh working at the numerous and quite popular nightclubs. The manager of the establishment is a drag queen who produces lavish shows involving dancing, music and clothes shedding. The dancers are interviewed about their lifestyle and relate their feelings and strategies of being in that business. The film tells Mexico's gay history and the development of a gay culture in Mexico City. The provocative shows delight their audiences, and relatives interviewed are unwilling to pass moral judgment on them. The government, however, is uncomfortable with this form of entertainment, and in the name of "decency", the state prepares its backlash.