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Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria (2005)

Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

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Victor Silverman (co-director), Susan Stryker (co-director)
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Ray Baxter Ray Baxter ... Actor
Elliot Blackstone Elliot Blackstone ... Himself - Police Sergeant
Aleshia Brevard Aleshia Brevard ... Herself
Felicia Elizondo Felicia Elizondo ... Herself
Gary Gregerson Gary Gregerson ... Actor
Ed Hansen Ed Hansen ... Himself (as Rev. Ed Hansen)
Lawrence Helman Lawrence Helman ... Actor
Mollie Menzies Mollie Menzies ... Actor
Miss Edy Modular Miss Edy Modular ... Actor
Amanda St. Jaymes Amanda St. Jaymes ... Herself
Susan Stryker Susan Stryker ... Herself
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Documentary about transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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An important moment in civil rights.
27 April 2015 | by paneuro99See all my reviews

This 57 minute documentary is a little known slice of LGBT history and more importantly with a stress on the T. The T for Transgender. The film focuses on what life was like for this community as they tried to carve out an existence in the Tenderloin neighborhood of 1960s San Francisco. It's thanks to documentaries like these that LGBT history is being recognized. The film is well put together with archive images plus recreations of pivotal moments in the story of the riot. The interviews are particularly touching. Straight to camera heartfelt recollections from trans-gender women about their struggle to be accepted, their need to sell themselves simply to survive and the police brutality of the era. Recommended. And as for a previous reviewer thinking this is part of some gay agenda...well to be honest, who cares. The trans-gender director of the film deserves our thanks and praise for putting together an informative and entertaining slice of LGBT history. Well done!


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