Queens Of Heart: Community Therapists In Drag
Seventy-five year old Darcelle comforts and confronts her audiences, from the brides gone wild and their nervous male companions, to gays and lesbians celebrating a step in coming out. The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes, showing how the work of drag requires a deep understanding of human psychology. Located in the Old Town district of Portland, Oregon, Darcelle XV and Company is the longest surviving drag club in the United States. Since 1967, the venue has provided a social space where people from all walks of life in the community have come to celebrate, mourn, heal, or simply to have fun. Following the proud tradition of Stonewall, where drag queens fought New York police in the early gay rights uprising, Darcelle XV's has served as a hub for political activism.