This article offers a reading of the Peruvian film Loxoro (dir. Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain/Argentina/US, 2011), which stars the transgender activist Belissa Andía. “Loxoro” is the name of a language used by travesti communities to survive in Lima, Peru. The main plot of the film centers on the bond between a travesti mother and her missing travesti daughter. That is why in Loxoro, travesti tears abound. This article raises the following questions: If Loxoro is a language for abandoned and wounded lovers in contexts of dispossession and violence, can travesti tears play a transformative role? What history of travesti tears does Loxoro offer? What forms of travesti loss and kinship imagine the film as deserving to mobilize tears? Can travesti tears foretell transfeminist futures to come?

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