Deadline Hollywood reports:
The Los Angeles Times is premiering the short documentary The Beauty President Tuesday, part of a new initiative that will showcase nonfiction shorts “with a West Coast perspective.”
The Beauty President, directed by Whitney Skauge and executive produced by Lena Waithe and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, centers on one of the most unlikely candidates to ever to run for chief executive: the drag performer Joan Jett Blakk, who aimed to become “the first queer, Black, drag-queen President of the United States.”
Blakk, the drag persona created by Terence Alan Smith, ran as a write-in candidate on the Queer Nation Party ticket in 1992, hoping to unseat incumbent President George H.W. Bush, and outpoll Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.
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L.A. Times Enters Short Doc Space, Premieres Oscar-Contender ‘The Beauty President,’ On “Queer, Black Drag Queen” Candidate For Nation’s Highest Office https://t.co/LdkM8qIlhY
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 26, 2021