Event Information
The Queen
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 5:45 PM
Presented as part of our LGBT+ film series The Queens' Vernacular

One evening only.

More than 40 years before RuPaul's Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by LGBTQ icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant's bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990).

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- Adult - $10.71

 
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Film Info
Rating:NR
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Official Site:https://www.kinolorber.com/film/the-queen
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXrIZqMAfY
Country of Origin:USA
Language:English
Genre:Documentary
Programs:Doctober