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I Am The Queen (2010/Cinema Libre DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C- Extras: C Documentary: C+

Welcome to Chicago's Puerto Rican Transgender Community. Take a look into the transgender world, while we know about it, read about it in the news, how much do we actually listen to it? It isn't just about people in drag or some personality disorder, but they are people. People who have to live lives just like everyone who won't ever truly understand them.

Transgender, yeah most of us has heard about it, but few really truly understand what it means to be one or know one. Most think about many how society sees them (and try and go with the flow) but few realizes the prejudice and bullying these people face when they 'come out'. Not only from friends, but family as well, they live their lives with the fear that when they come out they will be come completely rejected, found jobless and even disowned by their own family... and yet they still do it, and their only solace is with those who are like them. The pride of the part of the community who accepts them.

Josue Pellot's I Am The Queen (2010) takes look into the transgender acceptance of the Puerto Rican culture, testimonies from transgender, while they live in the shadows of the night, they still try hold their heads up high like the Queens they are. A lot of them either find support from their families or find they are on their own.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 video can be rough often, but the lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 audio is rougher with location audio issues throughout no volume height can help. Extras include deleted scenes and photo gallery.

- Ricky Chiang


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