Queens Don’t Cry

Dokus
Queer
| 89 min
German
| German

A multi-layered, dazzling portrait of four courageous Berlin "queens" who became political activists for AIDS education, gay rights and the whore movement in the mid-1980s. Through the stories of Ichgola Androgyn, Bev StroganoV, Tima die Göttliche and Ovo Maltine, Rosa von Praunheim tells of the dramatic changes in the gay underground in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s. The term "Tunte" is to be understood here as a positive self-designation, claimed in the late 1970s with emancipatory and political intentions. "Those who expect glamorous frills will be rather disappointed by this documentary - those who want to get to know four people who have something to convey will be touched." (Der Standard)