QUEENS AT HEART (mid-1960’s)
An amazing portrait of four male to female transsexuals, QUEENS AT HEART (1965) portrays a rare and poignant
glimpse into pre-Stonewall transsexual life made by the Southeastern Pictures Corporation. Despite this film having
been made with a mainstream lens, the subjects’ journey is depicted with dignity and respect as they explore gender
and sexuality. QUEENS AT HEART includes very early footage of drag balls in the New York area. The negative is lost
and the only remaining print of this film was neglected and badly faded.
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