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QUEEN OF THE DEUCE

Canada, Greece, Switzerland, United States | 2022 | Valerie Kontakos

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Chelly Wilson (1908-1994) was a Greek-born, Christmas-celebrating Jewish grandma who escaped the Holocaust, married two men (but was openly gay), and built a porn cinema empire around NYC’s 42nd St. (“the Deuce”) during the 1970s. This fascinating documentary tells her incredible story via archival materials, new interviews, and animation. “Often it’s those people you have never heard of who prove the most entertaining subjects for documentary and that’s certainly true of the late Chelly Wilson.” –Screen Daily. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 78 min.

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