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In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of queermas films that break away from the heteronormative storylines that get churned out each festive season. We’ve delighted in getting sapphic-centred storylines such as Happiest Season and Christmas At The Ranch. However, other than The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night – which featured non-binary actor Vico Ortiz – trans representation in festive movies is almost non-existent.
Luckily actor and producer, Salma Hayek Pinault appears to be on a mission to change things with her new Mexican holiday film El Sabor De La Navidad. The dramedy follows three different groups of friends and families as they grapple with tradition and progress during “the most wonderful time of the year”.
One of the plots centres a mother (Mónica Dionne) who must learn to accept her trans daughter. Speaking to Variety, Salma spoke on the importance of portraying this mother-daughter relationship onscreen.
“Sometimes when it’s a family member, you have to accept first, and then understand,” she said. “But it’s important to go towards that second step so that you’re not tolerating a loved one, but totally understanding someone.”
The star also called it a film that you can “watch with both your transgender best friend and your mother”.
El Sabor De La Navidad will certainly be on our watch list this festive season.
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