The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur Johannesson's uneasy documentary/fiction hybrid -- he likes the term "visiomentary" -- was inspired by the life of Raquela Rios and other Filipino "ladyboys" -- transgendered men who live as women but retain their male anatomy.. The film opens with B&W footage of Raquela declaring, "This is my movie and this is my life...read more

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela - Official Trailer
02:02 — AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA, an 85-minute narrative, chronicles the story of a naive but street-smart Filipina transsexual prostitute named Raqu (more…)
The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
Raquela is a ladyboy - from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. In order to make her dre (more…)
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02:13 — The trailer for The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, directed by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, is an 85 minute drama which chronicles the story of a na (more…)
B-Roll
09:14 — The B-Roll for the film The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela which is due in theaters on September 26th.

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  • Released: 2008
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur Johannesson's uneasy documentary/fiction hybrid -- he likes the term "visiomentary" -- was inspired by the life of Raquela Rios and other Filipino "ladyboys" -- transgendered men who live as women but retain their male ana… (more)

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