“The new Netflix film Dance of the 41, tells the tragic true story behind one of the biggest gay scandals in Mexican history.
Dance of the 41 showcases a night over a hundred years ago when 41 men belonging to Mexico’s upper-class elite were arrested following a police raid on a Mexico City house. Police say they found them men dancing with each other, many in drag, and arrested them for “offense to morals and good manners.”
The film follows Ignacio de la Torre y Mier, who is rumored to have been the 42nd person arrested at the party, but was not charged because he was son-in-law to the President of Mexico. The scandal was the first time homosexuality was openly discussed in the Mexican media…”

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