Ready or not America, you're about to learn the amazing truth about Queen Raquela. Regent Releasing has announced it will distribute The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela in the United States next month.

Director Olaf de Fleur's transsexual Cinderella film has been a huge hit at film festivals worldwide. In February, it won the Berlin Film Festival's Teddy Award for best film with a gay theme. Then, in July, the film won the Showtime Vanguard Award at Newfest, New York City's gay and lesbian film festival.

And on September 26th, Raquela reveals her truth at New York and Los Angeles theaters.

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela stars Raquela Rios as a Philippine transsexual prostitute in search of a fairy tale life in Europe. Director de Fleur found Rios, a transsexual herself, on the Internet while she was living in the Philippines. The film is Rios' acting debut.

The film documents the pair as they travel to Paris, shortly after the director makes contact. Will Raquela's dreams become reality? Will she find Mr. Right?

In an interview posted on the official movie website Rios admits she spends too much time on the Internet searching for the perfect guy. She says she realized early on she did not feel comfortable as a male, but due to strict parenting she kept it to herself. Finally, at the age of 17, she began living life as a girl. It was “freedom,” said Rios.

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