Julio Revisited

Richard Shpuntoff

In Julio Revisited, I return to the story of Julio of Jackson Heights, my film about the 1990 gay bashing murder of Julio Rivera, a New York born-Puerto Rican sex worker, but this time with a different question. After over 30 years documenting the queer history of my working-class, immigrant neighborhood, I – who identify as heterosexual – turn the lens to interrogate the unspoken foundation of my own documentary work: the construction of heterosexuality.

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Genre : Documentary
Length: 75’
Project status: Development
Budget : 92 000 €
Shooting country: USA