Centers on self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto, who along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), a trans activist group based in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village.
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. JohnsonDirected byDavid France
France's film doesn't really provide much on the 'life' of Marsha Johnson (especially with a near 20 year lull between '73 and '92) but instead is more a film about a cold case of a near forgotten trans pioneer. More interesting is the time spent with trans iconic activist Sylvia Rivera who was also forgotten/betrayed by the LGBT community and almost wound up a footnote living homeless beneath...more...
A delicate but still infuriating documentary about a transgender murder cold case that unfortunatelly still reflects the reality of the trans community even 25 years after the fact. It was wonderful to know a little bit about Marsha and Sylvia Rivera. Kudos to the almighty Victoria Cruz for keeping fighting on and on.