Camilla Overbye Roos, Denmark, 2002

50 min.DK/Documentary

A group of transsexual Mexicans make their living as cabaret girls at the Plaza club in Los Angeles, where they are known as "Queenas". The club and the fascinating shows form the intimate visual framework of the film in which we meet Melissa, who left her family thirty years ago and has never seen them since. Via Melissa we meet a number of the girls and discover what induced them to leave their families and culture in search of their own identity. Cutting through their bloody cosmetics surgery and grotesque upbringing we suddenly see that they have succeeded in adopting their extraordinary destinies with courage and dignity as we repeatedly return to the Plaza, the show, the music, the dancing and the patrons.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Queenas
Danish title Queenas
Keywords Trans sexuals, Vaudevilles, Mexico, Los Angeles, USA, 2000-2009
Director Camilla Overbye Roos
Producer Camilla Overbye Roos
Director of Photography Eric Gardner
Editor Nanna Frank Møller
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Kraka Film
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling
International sales Indigo Film / Smalbyvej 8 / 2730 Herlev / t +45 4498 8184 / c +45 2218 4160 / peterulrikravn@gmail.com
Danish theatrical release 13.09.2002
Cinemas Cinemateket
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production company Kraka Film
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling


Direction Camilla Overbye Roos


Producer Camilla Overbye Roos


Cinematography Eric Gardner


Editing Nanna Frank Møller


Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

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