A documentary about Nazario Luque, an emblematic figure in Spain’s most transgressive underground comix movement in the 1970s, closely linked to the world of counterculture. His art, archives and life are seen through the prisms of love, desire and loss.
This documentary reveals the life and work of the artist Nazario Luque, a major figure of underground comics in Spain, who signed the first gay erotic strips and the adventures of Anarcoma, a transvestite, anarchist, rotten superhero who unravels crimes in the bas-fond of Barcelona, at a time when homosexuality, and especially his graphics, was a taboo subject. Through Nazario’s life journey, we are invited to wander through the queer counterculture of the Catalonian capital of the 1970s, in an uplifting portrait that never strays from the intimate register of the artist, his desires and his affections. In this garden of delights and naughty fauns, we discover a free spirit that has remained since Franco’s time until the present, and that not even the almost 80 years of age of the artist let fade away. (Margarida Moz)