This is short clip of a documentary about this Samoan culture. Wildly flirtatious by night and dutifully domestic by day, the stunningly beautiful fa’fafines of Western Samoa are accepted as boys who live as girls; even within their strictly Christian society. Moving easily from the role of housewife to drag queen, the colourful personalities of the fa’fafines are loved by Samoans and tourists alike. Paradise Bent presents an intimate portrait of three fa’fafines in the lead up to the annual ‘’Queen of Samoa’’ beauty contest, exploring the personal, sexual and social spirit of the fa’fafines culture of Western Samoa.
9 years ago