Maricones (Faggots)

Posted on Sep 10, 2005 in Films


Maricones (Faggots)
Set in the marginal neighbourhood of Corongo and the seigniorial cobblestone streets of Lima, Peru, Maricones unveils the many contradictions and advances of a sexual revolution that is sweeping the world at the dawn of the XXI century.

The documentary MARICONES (Faggots) was inspired by the contradictions and preconceived assumptions of a machista society. Director/Producer Marcos Arriaga challenges local beliefs by asking whether another world is possible.

He introduces us to Eusebio, 58, a gay man from the popular neighbourhood of Corongo where Arriaga grew up. A former male prostitute and cabaret dancer, Eusebio is a neighbourhood personality who supports his deceased brother’s two sons through catering gigs.

The second protagonist is Juan Carlos Ferrando, the son of one of Peru’s most famous television personalities. He studied film and television in Europe and at the BBC in London where he first discovered that it was OK to be gay. Currently a drag comic performer, he owns a successful theatre and is one of the organizers of Lima’s fledgling annual Pride Parade.


Best Documentary
II Asturies Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Spain, 2007
3rd place – Best Documentary
11th Annual Madrid International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival


Festival de Fortalezs de Cinema de Diversidad Sexual Brazil, 2007
II Asturies Gay-Lesbian Film Festival Spain, 2007
Outfest Peru, Centro Cultural Espana Lima, Peru, 2007
Body Politics in the Americas, Centro Cultural Recoleta Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007
Rainbow Reels Queer Festival Waterloo, Ontario, 2006
Cinemarosa Spring Season 2006 Queens, NY, 2006
San Diego Latino Film Festival USA, 2006
Lisbon Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Portugal, 2006
XI Budapest – Hungary LGBT Film Festival Budapest, 2006
I International Film Festival of Sexual Diversity ‘Llamale H’ Montevideo, Uruguay, 2006
10th Gay & Lesbian Film Festival QUEERSICHT Bern, Switzerland, 2006
11th Festival International de Cine Lesbico de Madrid Spain, 2006
6th Alucine, Toronto Latino Film Festival Toronto, 2005
Inside Out, Toronto Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Toronto, 2005
Frameline 29, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival San Francisco International, 2005
Fresno 16th Annual Reel Pride California, 2005
Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Spain, 2005
Mix Brasil Brazil, 2005


Produced and Directed by Marcos Arriaga
Edited by a.e.hurtado
Production Manager and Location Sound by Jeff Sterne
Sound Design by Benito Amaro
Sound Mixing by Gordon Creelman
Camera by Marcos Arriaga
Produced with the Financial Assistance of: Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council

Technical Details

Documentary / 2005
Runtime: 52 min
Original Format: Super 8, 16mm, Digital
Exhibition Format: Beta SP, Digital
B&W and Colour, 4:3, Stereo

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