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The Queen (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 1968 (USA)
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The behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition.

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Frank Simon

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Dine Jim Dine ... Himself - Jury Member
Jack Doroshow Jack Doroshow ... Flawless Sabrina
Bruce Jay Friedman Bruce Jay Friedman ... Himself - Jury Member
Bernard Giquel Bernard Giquel ... Interviewer
Rachel Harlow Rachel Harlow ... Harlow (as Richard Finnochio)
Jill Krementz Jill Krementz ... Herself
Jerry Leiber ... Himself - Jury Member
Mary Ellen Mark ... Herself
Mario Montez Mario Montez ... Himself
George Plimpton ... Himself
Larry Rivers Larry Rivers ... Himself
Edie Sedgwick ... Herself
Terry Southern Terry Southern ... Himself
Andy Warhol ... Himself
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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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A királynő See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,173, 30 June 2019

Gross USA:

$47,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,818
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Female impersonator Rachel Harlow (aka Harlow) unsuccessfully tested for the role of Myra Breckinridge (ultimately played by Raquel Welch); a clip from his screen test can be very briefly seen on a "making of" extra on the US Myra Breckinridge DVD release. See more »

Connections

Featured in Twisted Sex Vol. 18 (1998) See more »

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A Must See films for any underground film enthusiast
1 October 2006 | by starryeyesmakegravesSee all my reviews

I got a rare chance to catch this film projected on 35mm film back in 1994 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. It was totally cool to see a reality slice of the NY underground drag world at that time, esp. before the Stonewall liberation riots. I highly recommend this film to anyone that is interested in underground cinema from the 60s thru the 80s. Its different than 'Paris is Burning' in that this film almost seems as though they decided to just put the footage together after it was shot and make a film. The footage is rough and shaky and most of the film is hand held. I think that this quality gives the film much more credibility as a true account of the times rather than one that was geared just to entertain the curious public. ANDY WARHOL makes a cameo appearance in one of the shots in the film as the camera pans onto the audience sitting down, THERE HE IS, sitting in a chair in the audience. Its very quick, so keep an eye out for his platinum wig!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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