The Beauty President
“If a bad actor can be president, why not a good drag queen?” In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as an openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.
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Ben Proudfoot, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Dawn O'Keeffe
Terence Alan Smith
Story Producer: Sarah Stewart, Post Producer: Elizabeth Brooke, Colorist: Stephen Derluguian, Re-Recording Mixer: Sean Higgins, Assistant Editor: Cody Wilson, Post Production Supervisor : Dillon Brown, Special Thanks: Craig ‘Cowboy’ Aines, Alex Austin, Bianca Collins, Grace Zahrah, Tiffany Gist, Gabe Godoi, Jeremy Lambert, Joey Lambert, Josh Rosenberg