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THE QUEEN (1968): New Trailer For 4K Restored Documentary About 1967 Drag Queen Contest

The Queen (1968)
The Queen (1968)

24 year old Jack, a.k.a Sabrina is hired as the mistress of ceremonies at a national drag queen contest in New York City. Set in 1967 and directed by Frank Simon, The Queen is an about to be re-released documentary that goes behind the scenes of said contest.

As is the case in many competitions, there are jealousies that emerge – and The Queen captures this and other real conversations in the dressing room. Conversations about topics including sexual identity, sex-change operations and what it’s like to be a drag queen at the time…

Considering all the conversation about gender identity in recent years, I want to watch this to see what new things I can learn about the human experience. I’m sure it’ll be interesting to think about how much things have really changed over the last fifty-plus years.

On a side note, I’ve actually been thinking about the idea of wearing a crown on a daily basis. Or at least just once a week… They are just such beautiful accessories; no one can deny that, right?

The Queen Re-release Dates: June 28th, 2019 (US)…

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