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Title The Queen. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Kino Lorber, 1968.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (66 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Andy Warhol, Crystal LaBeija, Flawless Sabrina
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 1968.
Summary 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). A vibrant piece of queer history, THE QUEEN can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative. *"[A] fantastic time capsule from 1968...This documentary is a fascinating piece of history, captured in a style that is very much of-and ahead of-its time." - Gary M. Kramer, **San Francisco Bay Times***
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject History, Modern.
Performing arts.
Documentary films.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Simon, Frank, film director.
Warhol, Andy, actor.
LaBeija, Crystal, actor.
Sabrina, Flawless, actor.
Kino Lorber (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6948794 Kanopy
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