The Institute for the Humanities at Old Dominion University will be screening Josh Davidsburg’s documentary film “Queen of the Capital” on March 4th at 7:30 pm. The screening will take place in the Mills Godwin Life Sciences Building room 101 and will be followed by a Q&A with the director. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be free parking for the event on the 4th floor of the parking garage on 43rd and Bluestone. For more information, contact email@example.com. This event has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Women’s Studies, Gay Cultural Studies, Communications, and the Office of Intercultural Relations.
The documentary is a story about drag queens, American royalty and government bureaucrats. It follows Muffy Blake Stephyns, a D.C. drag queen with high aspirations. She’s a member of the Imperial Court of Washington, DC. a philanthropic organization of drag queens, drag kings and colorful performers. Every year, the court elects an emperor and an empress. We follow Muffy, both in and out of drag, whether she's performing or working at the Department of Labor. Cameras followed as she campaigns for empress and dreams of becoming the Queen of the Capital.