Hermaphrodite / Hermafrodita

“Hermaphrodite” treats of the tragic consequences of intolerance, misunderstanding and fear still generated by the issue of sexual ambiguity in so much of the world. The protagonist Maria was born with the sexual organs of both a woman and a man and she has had to grow to womanhood guarding what seems a terrible secret. One day she meets La Melaza who is on the run from the law, hiding out in the countryside. She is attracted to him but cannot bring herself to tell him the truth: soon, he becomes frustrated with the lack of a physical relationship. It’s only a matter of time before her dual-sexuality must be revealed… but she can only guess at how he will react.

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