Before Pose and Ru Paul’s Drag Race, there was:
Thurs, Sept 12, 7pm
Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol
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 compet- itive drag. The film takes us backstage to kick it with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. 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.