August 10

The Award Winning – THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT to premiere at OUTFEST FILM FESTIVAL 2021 – Sunday August 15! Directed by Whitney Skauge, the Film Chronicles Joan Jett Blakk aka Terence Smith.

Directed by Whitney Skauge
Produced by Caley Fox Shannon
Executive Produced by Ben Proudfoot, Abby Lynn Kang Davis, Dawn O’Keeffe

Official Selection – 2021 SXSW Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 AFI Docs Film Festival
Official Selection – 2021 Santa Barbara International Film Festival


Outfest 2021 Screening Schedule:
Sunday, August 15th at 3:45 pm at DGA2 – In Person
Monday, August 16th to Wednesday, August 18th – Virtual Screening

In 1992, drag queen Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as an openly queer write-in candidate. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects back on his place in gay rights history at the height of the AIDS crisis.

About director Whitney Skauge
Whitney Skauge is an award-winning filmmaker dedicated to diverse storytelling and media representation. Their films act as an extension of social and political activism with hopes of helping audiences understand themselves and the world around them better. Having worked at Breakwater Studios, Women In Film, and the Sundance Institute their career has demonstrated a consistent commitment to the art of independent filmmaking. They received their B.F.A. in Digital Filmmaking from the University of Montana.

***Director Whitney Skauge and subject Terence Smith are available for interviews***

Year 2021 | Country USA | Runtime 11 min


We would like to thank DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES for the press release.