Mala Mala



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The critically acclaimed Mala Mala explores the intimate moments, performances, friendships and activism of trans identifying people, drag queens and others who defy typical gender identities in Puerto Rico. The film features Ivana, an activist; Soraya, an older sex-change pioneer; Sandy, a prostitute looking to make a change; and Samantha and Paxx, both of whom struggle with the quality of medical resources available to assist in their transition.

Reasons to Buy

  1. Mala Mala affirms that the quest to find oneself can be both difficult and beautiful.
  2. Hailed as "Sensitive and thoughtful" by the New York Times and winner of the audience award for documentary film at the Tribeca Film Festival.
  3. There have been many, many rave reviews. The AV Club called it "Heroic" and indieWIRE proclaimed it "A landmark documentary."

DVD Features

3 Photo Galleries
New Short: "Sandy's Pets"
Original Theatrical Trailer
Other Strand Trailers


  • Director: Antonio Santini
  • Director: Dan Sickles
  • Length: 1 hrs. 27 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: Nov 10 2015
  • Added: Oct 07 2015
  • Production Year: 2014
  • TLA SKU: 1757526
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • UPC Code: 712267351923
  • Catalog #: DV36956502


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Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
In Puerto Rico, the trans community is in the midst of an ever-present battle both internally and externally. "Mala Mala" looks at that community and explores self-discovery and activism, featuring a diverse collection of subjects that include LGBTQ ... Read More

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