‘We’re afraid’: the queer Brazilian sex artists targeted by Bolsonaro

After the far-right president tweeted a video of their transgressive street performance, the two queer artists fled So Paulo but now theyre pushing back Queer people have been afraid since the president was elected, says Paulx Castello. He has been demonising us from the start but this was different. Here we were personally under attack. The artist, who has a mohican, is now instantly recognisable to most Brazilians. In March, he featured in plunged the country into a culture war. Numerous art exhibitions and theatre performances, many with queer themes, have been forced to close, either through direct political interference or from concerns about the safety of performers. Most recently, a show featuring nudity by the Rio de Janeiro collective …

The shock of the nude: Brazil’s stark new form of political protest

In a defiant riposte to president Bolsonaro and intolerance, performers at So Paulos international theatre festival are reclaiming the rights to be seen and to be different If ever there were a city where disrupting traffic felt like a political act, it would be So Paulo. Its 15 million inhabitants routinely take an hour to drive across town and can per year just getting to and from work. So when the dancers of Banksys kissing coppers) as hooting taxis squeeze past. We love the fight between the public and the traffic, performer Carlos Canhameiro tells me later, remarkably uninjured. The street belongs to you. The street belongs to you (See[]Have) Adrift. Photograph: Guto Muniz If there are politics even in …

Netflix drama ‘Coisa Mais Linda’ explores Bossa Nova clubs and women’s rights

Coisa Mais Linda The show follows Maria Luiza (MariaCasadevall), a young rich woman who moves to Rio de Janeiro from So Paulo to open a restaurant with her husband. But upon arrival, she discovers he ran off with a mistress and all their money. Instead of returning home to her parents in So Paulo, Maria Luiza turns her heartbreak into an opportunity to pursue her dream of opening a music club called Coisa Mais Linda thats welcoming to everyone. Coisa Mais Lindas Coisa Mais LindaBecause is a Brazilian TV series, the show was filmed in Portuguese. Netflix offers a variety of lip-dubbed versions, but the English version feels unnatural and awkward. Watch the show in Portuguese with subtitles to get …