The Queen
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Queen is a ribald hour-long documentary about a "Miss All-American Beauty" contest held in New York in 1967. So what, you say? Well, it happens that all the contestants are male transvestites -- and some of them are real knockouts. Alternately hilarious and depressing, Queen was considered the cutting edge of obscene outrageousness when originally distributed by Grove Press (the publishers of several above-the-counter "alternative" magazines of the 1960s). Nowadays it's practically kid stuff, thanks to the surfeit of TV tabloids and Fox Network sitcoms.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mirren, perfect in her pincurls and prim demeanor, is brilliant."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
" has the clarion ring of truth from first frame to last..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Helen Mirren gives perhaps her most remarkable performance in an already remarkable career."
‑ Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
"There's a lot of Oscar buzz about Helen Mirren's performance and it's all deserved, but it takes two to have a great on-screen duo and Michael Sheen is just as brilliant portraying Tony Blair... a royal winner."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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