'Dance of the Forty One': Air time, how to live stream, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix movie
'Dance of the Forty One' focuses on the scandalous Ball of the Forty-One which involved the police raiding a high-profile party in Mexico City
Of late Netflix has been dropping some brilliant movies and documentaries on its streaming platform. The latest addition to its vast collection of foreign movies is 'El Baile de los 41' or 'Dance of the Forty One'. This movie is based on true events that took place in 1901 in Mexico which sent shockwaves across Mexican high society.
'Dance of the Forty One' focuses on the scandalous Ball of the Forty-One which involved the police raiding a high-profile party in Mexico City. This raid ended up exposing some of the most powerful men in society dressed up in drag - one of them being then President Porfirio Díaz's son-in-law, Ignacio de la Torre.
The Mexican government tried really hard to supress the story, but the press still managed to share snippets of the shocking event that opened up the discussion on homosexuality in teh country. For the first time, Mexican media was openly discussing homosexuality, and this forever changed the Latin country's discourse on sexuality.
Netflix summarized the movie as: "Based on true events. At the end of the 19th century, Ignacio de la Torre married the daughter of the president of Mexico, Porfirio Díaz. Ignacio leads a double life: he rises in the traditional world of politics while being a member of a clandestine society. The delicate balance holds until he meets Evaristo, the 42nd member of the society. Secrets come to light and it all culminates in a scandalous police raid at one of his parties, also known as the dance of the 41."
'Dance of the Forty One' is all set to release on May 12.
How to livestream
You can live stream the movie on Netflix from May 12 onwards from here.
The movie 'Dance of the Forty One' features Alfonso Herrera, Emiliano Zurita, and Mabel Cadena in lead roles.
Herrera dons the role of Ignacio de la Torre, the secretly gay son-in-law of the president of Mexico on 'Dance of the Forty One'. Herrera is a Mexican actor who is best known for his performance in his debut film 'Amarte Duele' which earned him an MTV Movie Award in Mexico.
Emiliano Zurita Bach is a Mexican actor, writer and producer, best known for his role as Felipe Quintanilla in the Telemundo' series 'Señora Acero'. He plays the role of Evaristo Rivas on 'Dance of the Forty One'.
Cadena plays the role of Ignecio de la Torre's wife and the daughter of the Mexican President on 'Dance of the Forty One'. Following her graduation from CasAzul Artes Escénicas Argos acting school, Cadema has appeared in several movies like 'Dos Veces Tú' (2018), 'El Señor de los Cielos' (2013) and 'Monarca' (2019).
'Dance of the Forty One' is directed by David Pablos, and written by Monika Revilla. Pablos and Revilla previously worked together on Mexican series 'Canal 22'. In an interview with Variety, Pablos said, "It was important for me to make this film as LGBTQ representation has scarcely changed in the Mexican media and even in film and TV; there’s still a lot of discrimination, a lot of ridicule. This is a contemporary film despite its period setting."
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