What is the mystic, the amazing truth,
of Queen Raquela? Find out next week as the film debuts on gay cable
Director Olaf de Fleur's transgender
Cinderella film has been a huge hit at film festivals worldwide.
Last year, 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
And on March 27, Raquela reveals her
truth to here! viewers.
The Amazing Truth About Queen
Raquela stars Raquela Rios as a Philippine transgender prostitute
in search of a fairy tale life in Europe. Director de Fleur found
Rios, a transgender 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.
Additional information on the film can
be found at www.queenraquelathemovie.com
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