The Beauty President

Running Time: 22 min
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2022


In 1992, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, activist Terence Alan Smith made a historic bid for president of the United States as his drag queen persona Joan Jett Blakk. Today, Smith reflects back on his seminal civil rights campaign and its place in American history.

Screening History & Awards

In competition for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling

DCFF Screening Information

Plays in the Changemakers shorts program, sponsored by Doyle’s Public House

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