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July 17: 1:45 pm
One event on July 17, 2019 at 6:45pm
Official TPF Event
21+ Bar w/ ID
More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America 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 LGBT icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol and his superstars Edie Sedgwick and Mario Montez. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant scene’s racial bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). A vibrant piece of LGBT history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative.
Screenings on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 1:45pm & 6:45pm
Documentary | 1968 | 1hr 8min
CAST: Jim Dine, Jack Doroshow, Bruce Jay Friedman
DIRECTOR: Frank Simon
PRIDE FILM SERIES | CLASSIC FILM SERIES