5to Aniversario de El Hábito (1995)

5to Aniversario de El Hábito (1995) HIDVL

Video documentary celebrating the 5th anniversary of Teatro-Bar El Hábito. Its founders, Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe, created this queer "mockumentary" as a parodic pseudo-ethnographic study of their renowned venue in Mexico City. Tracing its roots to the tradition of German cabaret and analyzing the queer nuances of their creative work, the "Patronas" thread footage from memorable performances performed at El Hábito: "El Primer Fracaso," "Cachirulo para Adultos," "Homenaje a Cri-Cri," and "Juicio a Salinas," to name just a few. The ongoing voice-over commentary mocks the ultra-conservative view many Mexicans have of Rodríguez & Felipe's ground-breaking work, considered a "perverse" influence on Catholic, right-wing conservative values and traditions. This retrospective is a testimony both to the trajectory and prolific work of Rodríguez and Felipe, and to the kind of space El Hábito is: a hotbed for intellectuals, feminists, gay rights activists and open-minded, progressive people who want to be engaged by a smart and critical humor.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/4b8gtj18

Additional Info

  • Title: 5to aniversario de El Hábito
  • Alternate Title: 5th anniversary of El Hábito
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:22:29
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Type-Format: documentary
  • Cast: Jesusa Rodríguez, protagonist, voice-over ; Liliana Felipe, protagonist.
  • Credits: Jesusa Rodríguez, writer, producer, director ; Liliana Felipe, producer, music.