Now a cult film, this updating of the Lola story takes place in and around the Turkish drag bars of Berlin. It explores stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, norms in German culture and in Berlin’s Turkish diaspora, and questions of Germanness in contemporary and historical contexts. Could be taught alongside Lola rennt, an intertext which Ataman is consciously playing with, or as part of a Berlin module.

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