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Gaytino: A One Man Show by Dan Guerrero

A gay Chicano moves from the back of the bus to the front of American pop culture.

Dan Guerrero is the son of the late Chicano music icon, Lalo Guerrero. His autobiographical solo show Gaytino has been described as a live stage documentary because of its historic and cultural relevance, covering decades of American Chicano history and the gay experience told from Dan’s unique, personal perspective.

The acclaimed long-touring play (now on film) is a remarkable life journey from 1950’s East LA to New York’s Great White Way in the ’60s and ’70s, and back to Hollywood. The autobiographical 75-minute film is driven by Dan’s lifelong friendship with late Chicano visual artist Carlos Almaraz and by Dan’s father, Chicano music legend, Lalo Guerrero.

His story travels through decades of Mexican-American history and the gay experience. Touching, provocative, hilarious and absolutely one-of-a-kind, Dan Guerrero brings his two fascinating worlds together in a riveting solo performance.

Check out our profile piece on Dan and his show below as part of our docu-series LatiNation:

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