P.S. Burn This Letter Please

P.S. Burn This Letter Please

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A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a five-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told. The letters, written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for “masquerading” as a woman were swift and severe. A daring project that reconstructs this pre-Stonewall era as Lennie, Robbie, George, Michael, Jim, Henry, Claude, Tish and Terry – former drag queens now in their 80s and 90s – reveal how they survived and somehow flourished at a time when drag queens were both revered and reviled, even within the gay community. The government sought to destroy them, then history tried to erase them, now they get to tell their story for the first time.
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Direction: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera
Script: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera
Cinematography: Zachary Shields
Editing: Jennifer Tiexiera, Alex Bohs
Music: Jonathan Kirkscey
Producers: Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera, Craig Olsen
Executive producer: Richard Konigsberg, Eric Szmanda, Jessica Bendinger
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 100΄
Contact: The Film Collaborative
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award – LA Outfest 2020
Animation: Grant Nellessen

Jennifer Tiexiera

Filmography

2021 P.S. Burn This Letter Please (co-direction)

Michael Seligman

Filmography

2021 P.S. Burn This Letter Please (co-direction)