A Journey through Mexican Trash Pop Culture

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 18:15 Cinematheque 2

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Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Carlos Oceguera
Host: Jürgen Brüning
 

We are happy to invite you on a colorful journey through Mexican trash pop culture. The country is home to a vibrant scene of music videos created by little-known singers, or by former musical stars who, as aging divas, are mainly admired by the gay community. Downtown Guadalajara’s Ye-Ye club, owned by Carlos Oceguera, screens these videos regularly. They are camp, kitschy depictions of cheap Mexican pop songs; yet each such song or video tells the tale of its performer, its hidden meaning, and the political implications the content has on Mexicans in general and about the Mexican LGBT community in particular.

Carlos Oceguera has an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Guadalajara and a graduate degree in fine arts from the University of London. Since 2003, he has owned Guadalajara queer clubs Ye-Ye and La Prisciliana, and has been a member of the committee organizing the local pride parade since 2013. He is head of the linguistics department at the University of Guadalajara.

Host Jürgen Brüning is an independent film producer, film reader for the Panorama program of the Berlinale, and Director of the Pornfilmfestival Berlin.