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Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 November 2006 (USA)
This look at the psychology of drag examines the skills needed for men to transform themselves into women and the interaction between performers and audience. Filmed on location in Portland, Oregon at a legendary nightclub.

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Walter Cole ...
Himself - Darcelle XV walter cole (as Darcelle XV)
Roxy L. Neuhardt ...
Himself - Roxy Le Roy roxy l. neuhardt (as Roxy Le Roy)
Kevin Cook ...
Himself - Poison Waters kevin cook) (as Poison Waters)
Donavon Banks ...
Himself - Tiara Desmond donavan banks (as Tiara Desmond)
Donald Kahapea ...
Himself - Destiny Lynn donald kahapea (as Destiny Lynn)
Wayne Chamberlain ...
Himself - Celeste Towers wayne chamberlain (as Celeste Towers)
Thomas Bentley ...
Himself - Tommy Girl thomas bentley (as Tommy Girl)
Laurel Laurie ...
Herself - Community Activist
Juan Carlos Hernandez ...
Himself - Dooneshka
Brian Block ...
Himself - Ginger Lee
Bryan Hall ...
Himself - Liza Minelli
Casey Ipock ...
Himself - Monica Boulevard
Mitchell Underwood ...
Himself - Mr. Mitchell
Kathy Bamback ...
Herself - Community Activist
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This look at the psychology of drag examines the skills needed for men to transform themselves into women and the interaction between performers and audience. Filmed on location in Portland, Oregon at a legendary nightclub.

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Heather Mosher received credit as both Director of Photography, at the beginning of the film, and Cinematographer, at the end of the film. Caleb Heymann received credit only as Cinematographer, at the end of the film. See more »

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At seventy-five, Darcelle continues to work as a performer and activist, helping people find holes in their fences, openings to a wider world. See more »

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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Performed Sophie Smith
Produced by Ken Brewer
Written by Sophie Smith
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A Local Legend
11 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was happy to watch this film about a local legend here in Portland. Darcelle XV is the type of club that people go to in order to experience something new or to be part of a family. This feeling of belonging is apparent in the film among Darcelle and the other performers.

There is also a sense of analysis in the film over the people who go to the club and those who participate. Dressing in drag has a full gamut of responses and opinions from those who go to the club. People go to have fun, but at the same time there are some people who are fearful or apprehensive of things they either do not understand or do not related to for one reason or another. Even though I was already somewhat familiar with the club, this movie has given me additional insight on a phenomenon that is outside of my own life, but still within my own community.

If you are from Portland, live in the area, or just want to know more about a local legend you should definitely watch this film. It is only a slice of the real thing. Hopefully after watching it you will have a greater respect for the club and urge you to go check it out.


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