“Viva” has been called many things since Ireland tried to get it an Oscar nomination. Many say that it’s a slight attempt at understanding the drag culture. While others didn’t get why Irish filmmakers were trying to make a film about Cuba’s Drag scene. So much of the film hangs on the traditional story of a father not approving of his queer son. Yet, there’s nothing else. Dad doesn’t like son being open. Son wants to act out Kinky Boots: Havana Nights.
The family fights and then reconciles. All the while, you’re trying to forget the cock flash just 2 minutes into the movie. This film have its fans, but it’s not going to win over a new audience. Give it a stream out of curiosity.
- 1hr and 40 mins
RELEASE DATE: 8/30/2016
- Film Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.