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The Queen : the 1968 classic Drag film lovingly restored

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  This wonderful sllce of LGBTQ from 1968 perfectly captures the world on NY Drag when the height of their existence was simply winning a Beauty Pageant. Thankfully this debut documentary by filmmaker Frank Simon has been lovingly restored this year as part of the Stonewall 50 Celebrations.  It is  a piece of cinema verite … Continue reading



The Queen has had a Facelift and is coming Back

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In 1968, way before Paris is Burning and the ubiquitous Drag Race, filmmaker Frank Simon shot his debut documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant.  This glorious piece of cinema verite that captured a group of drag queens vying to be the winner has been lovingly restored in 4K, and thanks to the … Continue reading



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