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Leitis In Waiting & Lady Eva

Documentary

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Prf dd5793629 DVD
UPC: 888295793629
04/16/2019 Not Available

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Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Joey Mataele

DIRECTOR

Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

SYNOPSIS

The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom.


The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a princess, provides shelter and training for a young contestant rejected by her family, and spars with American-financed evangelicals threatening to resurrect colonial-era laws that criminalize the leitis' lives. With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom's royals and religious leaders, Joeyʻs emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking culture and tradition.


Leitis in Waiting is an inside story, created by a Polynesian transgender woman who once competed, and won the crown in, Joey's beauty pageant.

GENRE

Documentary

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

72 Minutes

STUDIO

Passion River