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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

Rated R for sexual content, language and some nudity.

R In Theaters 09/26/2008 , 80min.
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Plot & Details

A fictional story serves as the foundation of this pseudo-documentary concerning a Filipina lady-boy prostitute who longs to explore Paris and find a successful soul mate who can make all of her wildest dreams come true. Raquela Rios is a transsexual prostitute who serves a discerning clientele in Cebu City. But Philippine Manila is a long way from the City of Lights, and in order to earn the cash needed to fund her trip, Raquela enters into the lucrative world of Internet pornography. With a little help from an Icelandic friend and a wealthy American web-porn entrepreneur, Raquela may even raise enough money to realize her goal of becoming a real woman. But while it often feels as if the odds are stacked against her, this infectiously optimistic lady-boy knows that it won't be long before she's wandering the streets of Paris with the one man who accepts her unconditionally, and loves her for who she really is.

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award - Best Feature Won

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Melbourne International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

SXSW

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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