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
Did You Know?
Female impersonator Richard Finnochio
(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
Referenced in Pink Flamingos