The Queen captures the playfulness, the humor, the back-biting competition and dead-serious glamour of the Miss-All-American Camp Beauty Pageant! Long before RuPaul discoverd pantyhose, long before Paris is Burning or even La Cage aux Folles, the United States had a thriving drag subculture - an underground network that took shape in gay bars, private clubs and a series of glittery, drag beauty pageants. Back in 1967, two years before the Stonewall Riots kicked off the modern gay liberation in New York, film-maker Frank Simon documented that phenomenon on film and presented it for the first time to mainstream America.
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