In the early 2000s, the Via Sammartini neighborhood in Milan and the San Berillo district in Catania were infamous for petty criminality and theatres of various other misdeeds.

This is also where the two main groups of transgendered sex workers in Italy lived and worked (Brazilian in Milan, and Italian in Catania).

Attilio Solzi captured sensitive and intimate photographs of them. Dollhouse fondly shows these portraits of men who are midway between women and divas.