DVD Release: Release Date: 10/06/2015
“My first time coming to this pageant helped me come out...helped me feel happy, helped me...release Julissa.
I Am The Queen follows Bianca, Julissa and Jolizza as they prepare for the pageant under the guidance of Ginger Valdez, an experienced transgender mentor from the neighborhood. These trans women share stories of their transition, their relatives’ varying reactions, and how they find support from within the community. Family dynamics, cultural heritage, and personal identity all play a part in how the contestants face the daily struggle that comes from being true to themselves.
"So if you are a transgender youth or you are a parent of a
transgender youth, there is no better movie currently that
takes you into a world that you are living in right now."
- Ali Naro, Movies Over The Rainbow
"The story of these girls is so completely compelling that you will want to sit through to the very end to cheer them on. This is an extremely positive image of some heartwarming stories of these girls who not only knew who they were, but were courageous enough to own that fact even in this tight community which puts a great store in both family and God. I cannot speak for the latter, but at least their families went out of their way to embrace them and give them the love that they so deserved."
- Roger Walker-Dack, Queeritiques.com