• Princesa (2001)


Release Date: December 7th, 2001

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

"Princesa" is the story of Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transsexual whose dream is to become a woman, find a husband and lead the life of a "normal" housewife. Fernanda goes to Milan and works as a prostitute to raise money for a sex-change operation. On the streets she is transformed into Princesa - a stylish and alluring figure who makes a lot of money and many friends among the prostitutes and clients.

Cast: Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci, Lulu Pecorari, Mauro Pirovano, Biba Lerhue, Sonia Morgan, Alessandra Acciai

Director: Henrique Goldman

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Keywords: Transformation, Friend, Wife, Quest, Intense, Forbidden love, Friendship, Emotional, 2000s, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    A sympathetic look at what it's like to be a Brazilian transsexual prostitute working in Milan. show more

  • 63
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    Features abundant sex and nudity, yet it manages to tell its story (based on a real character) with great sensitivity. show more

  • 75
    Marta BarberMiami Herald

    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.

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