A fictional story serves as the foundation of this pseudo-documentary concerning a Filipina lady-boy prostitute who longs to explore Paris and find a successful soul mate who can make all of her wildest dreams come true. Raquela Rios is a transsexual prostitute who serves a discerning clientele in Cebu City. But Philippine Manila is a long way from the City of Lights, and in order to earn the cash needed to fund her trip, Raquela enters into the lucrative world of Internet pornography. With a little help from an Icelandic friend and a wealthy American web-porn entrepreneur, Raquela may even raise enough money to realize her goal of becoming a real woman. But while it often feels as if the odds are stacked against her, this infectiously optimistic lady-boy knows that it won't be long before she's wandering the streets of Paris with the one man who accepts her unconditionally, and loves her for who she really is.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 80min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/2008
- Distributor(s): Regent Releasing
Valerie Grand Einarsson
- Themes: Prostitutes,Journey of Self-Discovery
- Tone: Irreverent,Poignant,Quirky
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-26-2008)
- Language: English,Icelandic,Thai