The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela
A naive but street-smart Filipina transsexual prostitute named Raquela decides to travel in order to find her prince charming. Like many ladyboys in the Philippines, Raquela dreams of marrying a man from the West. She spends much of her time on the internet looking for men who can come and rescue her. They promise to come and time after time Raquela gets stood up at the airport but never loses hope. Her life changes when, by luck, she lands a job as a webcam host on a porn site. The owner of the website, Michael, a "Ladyboy specialist" who runs his business from New York, promises to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A kind of postmodern, grown-up fairytale: a Cinderella story for the reality-TV age."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"It's like being trapped in a roomful of teenage girls for 80 minutes."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Rios is the glue that holds Johannesson's neither-fish-nor-fowl film together:"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Raquela Rios is so passionately alive her film gets away with an open ending -- as it has everything else."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Raquela's travel sequences are poorly structured, and detract from the film's most satisfying moments."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"It's funny, wry, edgy and occasionally insightful -- but it's not a documentary."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"The amazing truth about Queen Raquela is that she's constructed from clichés."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"That hyperbolic title refers to Raquela's transsexual status, but otherwise, there's nothing all that amazing about this very specialized-interest, sometimes engaging but often frustrating faux-documentary."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"As fabulous, scraggly, tough-minded, star-eyed and conflicted as the queen it documents."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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