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The Queen of Ireland (2015)

Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.


Conor Horgan
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Credited cast:
Declan Buckley Declan Buckley ... Self
Phillip McMahon Phillip McMahon ... Self
Una Mullally Una Mullally ... Self
David Norris David Norris ... Self (as Senator David Norris)
Rory O'Neill Rory O'Neill ... Panti Bliss
Niall Sweeney Niall Sweeney ... Self
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A documentary that follows drag queen Panti Bliss: part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, she's a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn who is widely regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world. Created by Rory O'Neill, Panti is also an accidental activist and in her own words 'a court jester, whose role is to say the un-sayable'. In recent years, Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the 2014 scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.

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Did You Know?


Panti Bliss: [talking to her reflection in the dressing room mirror] Panti, you look fucking amazing.
Panti Bliss: [reflection in the dressing room mirror answering] I know.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits there is a dedication "For Oliver Stanley 1954 - 1995." See more »


Burning Paris
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Written by Chus L. Esteban and José David Peñin Montilla (as David Penin Montilla)
Produced by Chus, David Penn
Courtesy of Stereo Production Group, Madrid, Spain.
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A Fabulous and very moving documentary
21 March 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This documentary from film maker Conor Horgan ('One Hundred Mornings') is a journey of gay rights in Ireland as seen through the experiences of the undoubted Queen of Ireland Rory O'Neil aka Panti Bliss.

It uses archive material and footage filmed for the film to tell us his life story and the ups and downs of being gay in Ireland. We also have pieces from Senator David Norris – 'The first gay man in Ireland' who still carries the torch of equality. Alongside the personal story we also get Ireland's road to referendum on changing the constitution to allow gay marriage and the fanatical opposition from certain parts of society. The whole film holds together incredibly well and is in parts uplifting, moving, frustrating and very human.

The serious side to life is brought to the fore which is a real juxtaposition of the role of a drag queen, which as Rory O'Neil explains is akin to that of an old time court jester – often saying the things that others steer away from, making fun of them and spreading mirth and joy. He is a marvellous man and I have to admit Panti Bliss is a stunning woman. He will brighten up any room that is lucky enough t have him/her grace it. A truly wonderful film and now I shall stop gushing and go and straighten up my mascara.

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21 October 2015 (Ireland) See more »

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クイーン・オブ・アイルランド See more »


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