Diverting, flyweight docu “Zona Rosa” is named after Mexico City’s notorious pink zone district. But rather than providing an overview of the life there that was largely erased after filming ended — officials forcibly cleaned up the district a la Disney’s Times Square — pic limits itself to perusing the sexy male strippers of the now-defunct club El Antro. Resulting eye-candy’s lack of depth suggests the project was a glorified excuse for the filmmakers’ slumming holiday. As such, it’s aud-friendly gay fest fare that should shake loose some change as a specialized DVD release.
A bit “La Cage aux folles,” El Antro attracted diverse audiences to its shows, which encompassed everything from Vegas-style drag and showgirl production numbers to gyrating go-go boys. Latter are an all-heterosexual crew (“supposedly,” house manager Willy smirks) who perform for both gay men and bachelorette-party women. Between their acts (a Batman strip, X-rated Mr. Banana Contest, etc.), offstage glimpses mostly center on buffed, handsome Christian, whose moral-high-road snobbery wears thin. Do the dancers also provide sexual favors? Are they really straight, or simply closeted? Despite a titillating, gossipy surface, pic reveals very little. Tech aspects are fair.