To wait two months in front of a stadium to get front row spots to a Beyoncé concert is something few fans can do (and would do). But if you are a Beyoncé fan in Sao Paulo, this is the only option, if you want to secure a good seat for the superstar’s spectacular show. Who are those people going for such lengths to see their Queen B?
The Beyoncé phenomenon has given the city’s persecuted homosexuals both a voice and a place in the limelight: her show in the Brasilian megapolis quickly becomes a meeting place for youths who in all other walks of life encounter a wall of discrimination, but who can here finally revel in full bloom –and in full drag, if that’s what you’re into.
‘Waiting for B’ is a compelling portrait of an entire (fan) culture, but also a pretext to talk seriously and candidly about Brazilian society, discrimination and the consequences of poverty.