Altered Innocence

Dressed In Blue (Vestida de Azul)

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This Partner Label release is distributed through Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution. Vinegar Syndrome had no part in, nor are responsible for, the restoration, extras, quality control or any content(s) of this release. We hope you enjoy our growing roster of Partner Labels and the expertise and curation brought to each release by their dedicated staff!

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This special limited edition slipcover (designed by Scott Saslow) is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Altered Innocence has been dedicated to releasing LGBTQ & Coming-of-Age films with an artistic edge since their inception in 2015. With a library of features and shorts from around the world, mixing genre with art-house and everything in between - Altered Innocence is committed to curating an esoteric library that is without peer in the current marketplace. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

One of the best trans films you’ve likely never heard of, Antonio Giménez-Rico’s landmark 1983 documentary Dressed in Blue (Vestida de Azul) explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain’s transition to democracy. But more than that, it’s a loving portrait of a culture finally emerging from the shadows after being hidden for far too long. Antonio's portrait of these women gave them the freedom to portray their own stories with their own friends & family, but in a stylized scripted narrative framework with gorgeous cinematography by Teo Escamilla. The stories of Eva, Nacha, Loren, Josette, Reneé, & Tamara were never properly released outside of Spain and never available on home video, but finally Altered Innocence and Anus films is proud to present this vital testament to just how far we’ve come—and how far there’s still left to go.

directed by: Antonio Giménez Rico
starring: Lorenzo Arana Orellano, Rene Amor Fernandez, Jose Antonio Sanchez Sanchez, Francisco Perez de los Cobos Avila, Juan Muñoz Santiago, Jose Ruiz Orejon Casado
1983 / 98 min / 1.33:1 / Spanish DTS HD-MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • A Return to the Palace: Dressed in Blue at 40: A conversation about trans cinema with film historian Elizabeth Purchell; trans film critics Juan Barquin, Caden Mark Gardner, Willow Catelyn Maclay; filmmaker and researcher Frances Arpaia; and porn performer Carta Monir (68 minutes)
  • A 16-page booklet with new essays by Sam Bodrojan and Caden Mark Gardner
  • New Theatrical Trailer
  • Other Trailers
  • English subtitles

Dressed in Blue (Vestida de Azul) - U.S. Trailer from Altered Innocence on Vimeo.

 

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