Queendom

critic Reviews

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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List (Substack)
    The intent is not just to shock or provoke (although there’s plenty of that) but to force open a crack of liberating oddity in a paranoid lockstep society.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    Galdanova and cinematographer Ruslan Fedotov give Jenna marvelous closeups, highlighting the nuances of her performance, the articulate lines of makeup, and intricate costume designs for a dazzling effect.
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    John NugentEmpire Magazine
    A devastating, urgent reminder that art can be dangerous and important and political and powerful — especially in ten-inch heels.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    To call Gena a drag artist fails to capture just how subversive and courageous are her public “performances”.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    [Gena Marvin] is an inspirational figure in a slightly scattergun documentary from the film-maker Agniia Galdanova that spends far too much time analysing why Marvin’s traditionalist Russian grandfather finds drag a bit off-putting.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    I would have liked to hear more about Gena’s late mother and the family history generally, but this is an arresting portrait.
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    Greg NussenIn Review Online
    Queendom... is at once a call to action for political activism and a universalizing document of a once-in-a-lifetime artist of distinct ability.
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    Pat MullenPOV Magazine
    The film, while somewhat meandering in its episodic structure, illustrates the risks that Gena takes daily while sharing her art
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    Ben TurnerThe Pink Lens
    "A remarkable film that weave empowerment with unsettling tension and artistry with pure barbarism. It is by far the most affecting documentary of the year."
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    Darryl GriffithsMovie Marker
    It is a critical reminder of the power of protest&#59; with a genuinely inspiring figure unfazed in leading the charge. Regarding vital documentaries this year, Queendom may snatch the crown.
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