Film Quarterly columnist Manuel Betancourt discusses the disorienting experience of watching El puto inolvidable: Vida de Carlos Jáuregui (Carlos Jáuregui: The Unforgettable Fag, 2018), Lucas Santa Ana’s documentary portrait of the Argentine gay rights activist Carlos Jáuregui. He notes how Jáuregui’s decades-old calls to action resonates with the fight for dignity for LGBTQ people chronicled in documentaries like Bixa travesty (Tranny Fag, Kiko Goifman and Claudia Priscilla, 2018), Rainha da Lapa (Queen of Lapa, Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat, 2019), Indianara (Marcelo Barbosa and Aude Chevalier-Beaumel, 2019), and Lemebel (Joanna Reposi Garibaldi, 2019). Watching these documentaries in tandem provides an opportunity to see how different visions of radical queer politics can be incorporated into the spheres of the domestic, the activist, and the aesthetic, thus helping their subjects and audiences to imagine a brighter, more equitable future.

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