“THEY CALL ME LA LUPE” is an EXPLOSIVE new indie film, starring LAUREN VELÉZ as the PASSIONATE “Queen of Latin Soul,” known as “LA LUPE.” …Coming soon!
Lupe was one of the greatest musical divas ever known and a force of nature, personally and musically. In short, she was her own revolution in her own time.
At the height of the raging nightlife in Havana, Cuba, Lupe ignites the stage at the famous Club La Red, singing with a never-seen-before emotional and physical abandon, mesmerizing audiences and attracting the attention of the most famous artists and writers of her time — calling her “a true genius,” and “the creator of the art of frenzy.”
But Lupe’s exhilarating passion for life and her frenetic style of singing, scares Fidel Castro and he kicks her out of the country, tearing her away from her father — the one man who truly loved and understood her — and the beautiful island she calls home.
“THIS COUNTRY ISN’T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE TWO OF US”
Refusing to be silenced, Lupe goes to New York. And there, alone and poor, but still fueled with her passion for life and singing, performs in nightclubs throughout the city, enthralling audiences with her unconventional, irreverent style and within weeks, steps onto a stage as Tito Puente’s lead singer and quickly becomes the uncontested “Queen of Latin Soul.”
She experiences fame and fortune, but the uncontrollable fire she unleashes on and off stage, almost destroys herself and everyone she knows, ultimately leaving her friendless, destitute, and homeless. Yet, Lupe’s dauntless spirit cannot be stopped and she stages a comeback concert for thousands of her fans, captivating her audience with her unique style and passion and once again, re-establishes herself as the undisputed “Queen of Latin Soul. ”