Encuerados Latino LBGTQ Leather Documentary

About The Project

Encuerados is a documentary highlighting the underground subculture of the Los Angeles Latino LGBTQ+ Leather community. ​

Encuerados chronicles the year-long involvement of nine Latino men in the leather scene, primarily focusing on the historical attainment of the first Latino man winning the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather, Leo Iriarte. By showcasing the legacy of Leo, Encuerados takes a deep dive into the leadership of nine trailblazers, empowered to create representation in leather competitions such as MLAL, IML, and events, such as Up Your Alley, Folsom, CLAW LA, and Pride. Through this documentary, a call to action is made to destigmatize preconceived notions of Latino machismo, kink & fetishes, all while building community and representation for the leather Latino community to thrive.

The Director

Orlando Bedolla is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and LGBTQ activist working to illustrate the diversity of the LGBTQ experience. He has produced and directed two short documentaries, Preserving LGBT History, a history of the ONE Archives; and Coming Out: The LGBT Cultural Revolution Before Stonewall, which told the stories of participants from the early days of activism in Los Angeles. His films have been selected and featured at Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival, Out on Film: Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival, and Pride Film Festival Chicago. He is also a production manager, having worked on numerous network and digital productions.

Your Support 

Now that you have an idea of the project and the mastermind behind this documentary. Let's talk about how your support will help the production to meet its end goal.

The money will be split between the expenses below:

  • Post-production
  • Publicity
  • Legal & Accounting
  • General Expenses 
  • Insurance

Thank you for supporting Encuerados. Your donations are big support for independent filmmaking still a possibility. 

Donations (12)

  • Shari Feibel
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Madison Hollan
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Christian Medina
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Jacob Carrillo
    • $30 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $75 
    • 7 mos


Yuliana Franco
Los Angeles, CA

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