Queens at Heart
Trans Women in the 60's

Jenni Olson
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Lauren

A very interesting time capsule. It was great to see all these beautiful ladies performing in drag balls and then hear about the complexity of the duel nature of their lives. Though the interviewer seems condescending by today's standards, I think the film was progressive for this time by ...Read more

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Jenni

For students of LGBT and Gender Studies, Queens at Heart offers a vivid and compelling lens on how far we have come as a movement while giving a deep (and wildly entertaining) understanding of what it was like to be transgender at a very different time in history — 1967.

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The transgender dialogue has not change much since the 1960s in America. These people as still portrayed as freaks....always the joke.

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