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CINEMA QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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Closing film! Feature film

The Queen

Jack is 24, sometimes he's a drag queen named Sabrina. In 1967, as Sabrina, he's the mistress of ceremonies at a national drag queen contest in New York City. The camera goes behind the scenes, recording the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room (about draft boards, sexual identity and sex-change operations, and being a drag queen), and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition. Jack introduces us to Richard, a young man who becomes Jack's protégé. As Miss Harlow, Richard enters the contest. One of his principal competitors is Miss Crystal, who's from Manhattan. Who will win the crown? The Queen is a unique documented piece of work who thought was lost for a long time. We will screen the reconstructed version for the first time in Sweden.

Screening: 20:00, 29 september.

Teater Tre

  • Director:

    Frank Simon

  • Length:

    68 min

  • Country:

    USA

  • Production Year:

    1968

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