Saturday, January 13, 2018
Queens At Heart Documentary
Queens At Heart is a 1967 documentary that focuses on four trans women, Misty, Vicky, Sonja and Simone and the drag ball scene of the time. It also gives people a glimpse of the world our trans pioneers were navigating at the time It was a world in which you were breaking the law and faced arrest if you were crossdressing or wearing feminine clothes while transitioning at the time.
The Houston anti-crossdressing ordinance even had a provision in which women could be arrested if they were caught wearing fly front jeans
I was in kindergarten when this documentary was released, so I felt like I was staring into the eyes of my trans ancestors while watching it. It also gives us a idea of how far we have come since the 1960's when it comes to our understanding of transsexuality, how we discuss trans issues.