The movie that all of you have been waiting for, The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela, opens on April 11, 2009 exclusively at Robinson's Galleria, in Pasig City. I hope you will go out of your way to support this Cinderalla-story about a transpinay (transgender Filipina) from Cebu.
The movie has won the following awards:
Best Feature Film, Teddy Awards, Berlin Film Festival, Germany
Grand Jury Prize, Cinemanila Film Festival, Philippines
Best Feature Fiction, Zinegoak Film Festival, Spain
Best International Feature, New York LGBT Film Festival, USA
Showtime Vanguard Award, New York LGBT Film Festival, USA
Jury Award, Cinema City, Serbia
The synposis follows below:
Raquela is a transsexual from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. In order to make her dreams come true, she turns from prostitution toward the more lucrative business of Internet porn. Her success as a porn star brings new friends, including Valerie, another transsexual in Iceland, and Michael, the owner of the website Raquela works for. Valerie helps Raquela get as far as Iceland. From there, Michael offers her a rendezvous in Paris. Will Paris be everything she dreamed of? And will Michael turn out to be her Prince Charming?
For more information on the movie, visit the website here. Happy watching!