2018 / 82 mins
Directed by: Jethro Patalinghug
Language / Country : English / United States
50 YEARS OF FABULOUS recounts the rich history of the Imperial Council, the oldest LGBT charity organization in the world. Founded in San Francisco by renowned activist, drag queen and performer José Sarria, the Council has helped shaped LGBT life and social history in San Francisco and beyond throughout the last five decades. Sarria was also the first openly gay man to run for political office in the United States in 1961.
This film contains the exclusive Q&A between director Jethro Patalinghug, Siobhan Fahey (Rebel Dykes' producer) and host Annie Wade Smith they discuss the history of the Imperial Council and queer history from San Fran to LDN.
This is an amazing documentary exploring the modern queer liberation movement in the US: from the protests pre-dating Stonewall, to the Stonewall riots, AIDs pandemic and on, the documentary is a touching showcase of queer resilience. If you love Paris is Burning, Its A Sin, The Queen and The Times of Harvey Milk, you'll love 50 Years of Fabulous!