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Girl King (2002)

In this playful and rollicking swashbuckler, drag king pirates take to the high seas on a quest to restore stolen treasures. The gender-skewed adventures begin when Butch, a handsome, but ... See full summary »

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Ileana Pietrobruno
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Chrystal Donbrath-Zinga Chrystal Donbrath-Zinga ... Butch
Michael-Ann Connor Michael-Ann Connor ... Claudia
Raven Courtney Raven Courtney ... Captain Candy
Victoria Deschanel Victoria Deschanel ... Queen
Joyce Pate Joyce Pate
Jonathan Sutton Jonathan Sutton
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In this playful and rollicking swashbuckler, drag king pirates take to the high seas on a quest to restore stolen treasures. The gender-skewed adventures begin when Butch, a handsome, but naive baby butch, is compelled by the Queen to seek out and bring back her purlined "Koilos" the source of all pleasures and the key to order and harmony on her island. As an additional inducement, the Queen holds out to Butch, the promised return of the hostaged Claudia, a beautiful and feisty femme, who is not about to sit idly by awaiting rescue!. Under the Queen's wrathful gaze, tops are bottomed, tranny sailors seduce pirate Captains, Kings are Mothers and cross-dressing femmes pack a wallop. Written by Image&Nation film festival

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Interesting, but needed more funding
12 May 2009 | by rgcustomerSee all my reviews

I started out hating this film, but in the end I liked it. It does suffer a lot, from cinematography to editing to sets, etc. But what can you expect from low budget? On the other hand, the story (when I could follow it) was cute as were the actors, whether they were butch lesbians or a femme sailor boy. I'd have liked to see what would happen if this had been given the budget of, say, Pirates of the Carribbean. That's never going to happen, and it's a shame. Cinema is where we go to experiment and dream, and this film does that in ways that the usual Hollywood (or Canadian) fare shy away from. Even films geared to a queer audience tend to fall into predictable categories and pre-fab plot lines. So, while I only give it a 6 (let's be real), I do think it is valuable in a way that isn't captured in the rating.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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18 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

À la recherche du koïlos perdu See more »

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Cosmopolitan Pictures See more »
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