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The Man Who Would Be Queen (2007)

Hugo was once a happily married man living an idyllic life. But the arrival of a nemesis from the past is the catalyst for his transformation to Soho drag artist as the weekend descends ... See full summary »


J.K. Amalou


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Credited cast:
James Doherty ... Hugo
Isabel Brook Isabel Brook ... Anna
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... Ben
Daisy Beaumont Daisy Beaumont ... Wendy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jud Charlton ... Neil
Ruth Cooper-Brown Ruth Cooper-Brown ... Coco
Michael Dalton Michael Dalton ... Drag Queen
Samantha Dodds Samantha Dodds ... Nellie
Ferris Ferhat Ferris Ferhat ... Heckler
Gary Holt Gary Holt ... Simon
Neil Keenan Neil Keenan ... Rollo
Ashley Nunn Ashley Nunn ... Steve
Mark Redguard Mark Redguard ... Jeff
Gian Sessarego Gian Sessarego ... Joe


Hugo was once a happily married man living an idyllic life. But the arrival of a nemesis from the past is the catalyst for his transformation to Soho drag artist as the weekend descends into a riot of strippers, gypsies, thieves and murder. Written by Parkhurst

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30 September 2007 (UK) See more »

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An enjoyable and thought provoking study of intimate relationships
6 October 2007 | by thewazyrSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, and found myself thinking about it and reliving it's dreamlike qualities long after the viewing at The Raindance Film Festival. It was very well cast and gave every impression of a well integrated company of actors who were at one with both the production itself, and each other in particular. However, there were several difficulties with the narrative. The opening scene in the night club, although well shot, had a jarring amateurish approach which was at odds with the remainder of the film. Hugo's transformation from 'a man's man' to a 'screaming Queen' was insufficiently well charted to make it believible. In short, there were too few clues for the audience to follow within the 'flashback' story device,(the bum bite not withstanding.)The ending seemed to have been grafted on as an afterthought and did not sit well with the sudden reconcilliation of the two protagonists as friends and employer and employee. Although Hugo was played with a masterful touch, it was the portrayal of Anna that gained my admiration, an excellent study in understated rebellion and repressed revenge. I would pay to see this film again, despite the flaws in the storyline, as the individual performances gave such depth to the quartet's interwoven relationships that would. in my opinion, withstand further exploration.

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