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The Beauty President

"The Beauty President,” by Ben Proudfoot, is a June 2022 VC Official Selection.

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The Beauty President

"The Beauty President”
June 2022 VC Official Selection

Ben Proudfoot
and Caley Fox Shannon


Logline: In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as one of the first openly queer write-in candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history.

Publisher: Breakwater Studios/Los Angeles Times

Genre: Queer, History, Politics

Location Screened: Washington DC


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