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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Like a trannie who forgets to tuck, this sort-of doc bulges awkwardly in some places. The mighty real Raquela Rios, a “ladyboy” from Cebu City, Philippines, leaves tricking behind for the more lucrative Internet porn, but what she really wants is to find the love of a good man in Paris. She eventually gets there, but not before a two-month stint at a fish factory in Iceland. Raquela’s travel sequences are poorly structured, and detract from the film’s most satisfying moments: the queen herself at home with her two ladyboy compatriots, who avow, “We’ll be the first to heaven because we’re going to decorate it.”
Written by Melissa Anderson

Cast and crew

  • Director:Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
  • Cast:
    • Raquela Rios
    • Valerie Grand Einarsson
    • Stefan Schaefer
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