Everyone, I thought I’d find some more information about The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela. The film website is here.
According to reviews, the film is a blend of fact and fiction. Michael, that character we all hated, is played by the film’s co-producer. Here’s a VIllage Voice review of the movie: I think the reviewer is correct, that the film has some “third world trans” cliches, yet I find his devaluing of it on that basis (“just another film about a third world tranny”) incredibly offensive.
Here is another review by Naomi Fontanos, a Pinay (Philippines-based) trans woman and the Chair of STRAP, a trans advocacy organization in the Philippines.
And here is an interview with the director, Olaf De Fleur.