HBO Docuseries Celebrates A Trans Woman's Quinceanera

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With December right around the corner, many are already clearing their DVRs to make room for their favorite TV holiday specials. For those looking for something that is LGBT friendly, HBO’s upcoming docu-series “15: A Quinceañera Story” is worthy of that record button.

Although it doesn’t ring of Christmas cheer, the HBO documentary is definitely something you want to gather the family for. The four part series, set to air Dec. 19 through 22 on both HBO and HBO Latino, follows five Latina women from diverse backgrounds across the U.S. as they prepare for their quinceanera; one of them being a trans teen from the city of L.A.

The film follows Mexican-American teen Zoey as she prepares for her big day surrounded by her trans Godmothers, who weren’t fortunate enough to have their own honorary birthday.

Together with Zoey’s mother, they work to make sure her transition to adulthood is a day she’ll cherish for the rest of her life.

The four films are set to air consecutively, with Zoey’s story kicking off the premiere on Dec. 19. Directed by Emmy winner Matthew O’Neill and Mexican musician Thalía Sodi, the series hopes to depict the complex and beautiful stories of Latinx women across the country.

“The featured young women are examples of the breadth and diversity of the Latina experience in America. We’re proud to celebrate them and their communities as they contend with the complicated realities of growing up in America today,” O'Neil told The Hollywood Reporter.

Sodi reiterated this notion, shining light on what this documentary means for their Latinx viewers.    

“As a Latina, I’m proud to share our culture and shine a spotlight on these dynamic, talented and beautiful young women featured in these four film," Sodi told The Hollywood Reporter.

 


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