"Dance of the Forty One": Gay Mexican Scandal
Last week I posted about a new film that dropped on Netflix called, "Dance of the Forty One." It's about a huge gay scandal that happened in Mexico over 100 years ago. We started watching and we both found it fascinating.
The scandal rocked Mexico’s high society, and it was rumoured that one more man had attended the ball – the president’s son-in-law, Ignacio de la Torre y Mier – but that he had been allowed to go free because of his status.
Here's more. There's more to the article. I didn't know that after this raid the number 41 became highly significant in Mexico. Of course, in a homophobic way, not in a good way.
I also found it interesting to see how they treated the storyline of a closeted gay man marrying a woman. At times, they make it appear as though the woman is a victim and it's much more complicated than that. They're both victims, both man and woman. They're victims of a society that treated gay men with shame and inequality.
But it's a good film, it's well done, and I highly recommend it from a gay historical POV. You won't be bored.
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