City Of Queens
  • Directors(s)

    Matt Timmiss

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    82m

  • Cast

    Barbs, Bimini Bon Boulash, Camile Leon

Film

City Of Queens

strong language, discrimination theme, real violence

CITY OF QUEENS is a documentary in which drag artists talk about their lives, work, sexual identity and society's attitudes towards them.

  • Directors(s)

    Matt Timmiss

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    82m

  • Cast

    Barbs, Bimini Bon Boulash, Camile Leon

discrimination

There are accounts of homophobic behaviour, in language and actions, encountered by the personalities in the film who also address wider social attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. There are reported uses of discriminatory terms such as 'faggot', and self-referential uses of language such as 'queer'. A drag artist discusses the complexity of the discrimination he has faced due to being a South Asian Muslim, with race and culture being brought into the abuse. There is footage of his stage act in which he deploys a recorded chant of "Paki. Terrorist" in order to challenge racial stereotyping.

language

There is strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch',, 'balls', 'bollocks', 'shit', 'arse', 'arsehole', 'tits' and 'God'.

violence

A drag artist recounts being attacked on a bus while in full costume and there is mobile phone footage, which he filmed himself, of the assault. The images are chaotic and there are no strong details to the violence, but the language directed at him and the homophobic nature of the assault is unsettling.


There are references to experiences of domestic abuse, including physical violence. There are references to mental health issues. There are references to drug misuse and addiction. There are moderate verbal and visual sex references.
UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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City Of QueensVOD/Streaming82m 0sGreat Guns LTD04/06/2021
  • Classified date

    04/06/2021

  • Language

    English