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The Glam Horror Interviews

In October 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, 11 performers from midwestern Brazil got together to make a drag festival. Following each performance was an interview with the cast member, talking about their experiences as a performer and as a transperson. The interviews were transcribed and dubbed over in English as a way of introducing these young performers to the world.

  • Unopened Parachute
  • Unopened Parachute
  • Alan Estevam
    Key Cast
    The Origin of Zelda, Las Tretas
  • Donatella Vergara
    Key Cast
  • Pedro Arthur Cirello
    Key Cast
    "Envy Riddle"
    The Origin of Zelda, Las Tretas
  • Ravenna Misty
    Key Cast
    "Ravenna Slutty"
  • Serafinna
    Key Cast
  • Stephanie Bovary
    Key Cast
  • Ambar Pictorica
    Key Cast
  • Unloverr
    Key Cast
  • Danilo Neves
    Key Cast
    The Origin of Zelda, Las Tretas
  • Unloverr
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    lgbt, drag, foreign
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    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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Director Biography - Unopened Parachute

Brian Ream is an American producer of fringe content in central Brazil, and is known as Unopened Parachute. Since 2019, in partnership with Zelda the Drag Queen, Las Tretas, and Coletivo Drags Goias, Unopened Parachute has been producing and incentivizing and providing resource support in the production of gay and trans focused performance art. Brian is also an established micro-business, responsible for promoting the production of English language public health research on vulnerable populations relevant to gay and trans folks, primarily from midwestern Brazil, since 2013.

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Director Statement

In February of 2020 my friend Vinicius died by suicide. Thinking about how the LGBT side of people's lives is often forgotten in Brazil (especially under those circumstances), Zelda and I teamed up to create a drag show that would memorialize our friends and work to create a legacy for current performers.

The coronavirus pandemic absolutely wrecked all plans for live shows and capturing the content in 360 Virtual Reality like we planned. So we pivoted, and created an online show, the Glam Horror Show, as a festival for queens to showcase their work-at-home skills and really show up and show out, because it was a horrible time for everyone and people needed a show!

Glam Horror Show is a festival of drag performances of folks making horror content during a horrifying time. After each performance, each cast member did an interview where they talked about their act and their personal life, and what it's like to be LGBT or otherwise genderfluid in their own life context.

I cut these interviews and had voice actors dub them in English. Then I cut the film into what you see here. This is primary source documentation of what it was like to be an LGBT performer during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. It is also a time capsule, ensuring the legacy of these fine young performers can never be canceled, but live on in the immortality that they deserve, that we all deserve.