Crystal LaBeija’s epic read from The Queen (1968) – “I have a RIGHT to show my color, darling!”
Back in theaters June 28 in a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative! bit.ly/thequeendoc
The Queen (1968) has gotten a 4K restoration Back in theaters June 28.
The Queen (1968) – Official Re-Release Trailer
About The Queen
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 queer history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative