“One of the most unique romantic comedies to emerge in years, Elvis & Madona is a colorful crowd-pleaser set in Rio de Janeiro’s lively neighborhood of Copacabana.” — David Kwok, Tribeca Film Festival
“Campy, colorful… reminiscent of the work of John Waters” — Miami.com
In Copacabana, lesbian photographer Elvis (Simone Spoladore) meets transvestite hairdresser Madonna (Igor Cotrim) while delivering pizzas. The two quickly fall in love and move in together – but Madonna’s ex-lover Joao, a drug dealer, tries to come between them and promises revenge against Elvis.
Elvis is a talented photographer and lesbian whose father is down on his luck financially. Since her photography isn’t paying the bills, she gets a job delivering pizzas on her motorcycle. Madona is a ravishing blonde drag performer who works as a hairstylist by day and performs in Rio’s drag clubs at night. The pair’s paths cross when Elvis arrives at her first delivery only to find Madona robbed and beaten by her sometime lover John Tripod. From this first meeting, their lives will increasingly intertwine as love and desire begin to emerge.
Awards & Quotes
“Rio-set rom-com about a lesbian photographer/pizza delivery “boy” named Elvis and a transgender hairstylist/showgirl named Madonna.” — Moviefone.com
“A delightful love story between a young lesbian and a transvestite… with magnificent performances.” ManiacosPorFilme.com
Best Screenplay — Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
Best Actress (Simone Spoladore) — Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics
- Deleted scenes
- The Making of 'Elvis & Madonna'
- 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
- Portugese with English subtitles