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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Credits

Director:

Whitney Skauge

Executive Producer:

Ben Proudfoot, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Dawn O'Keeffe

Producer:

Caley Shannon

Cinematographer:

Haley Watson

Editor:

Whitney Skauge

Music:

Khamani Hagood

Principal Cast:

Terence Alan Smith

Additional Credits:

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

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Whitney Skauge
Breakwater Studios
whitney@breakwaterstudios.com

Publicity Contact:

Caley Shannon
caley@breakwaterstudios.com
214-663-8285

Sales Agent:

Abby Lynn Kang Davis

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Biography, Documentary, History, LGBTQ, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

10 mins