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At the heights of the AIDS epidemic, Joan Jett Blakk, the drag persona of performer and activist Terence Smith, ran a satirical campaign for mayor of Chicago and then later for President of the United States on the Queer Nation Party platform. Using hilarious banter and guerrilla tactics to bring queer issues to the national stage, Candidate Blakk made it all the way to the floor of the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden. This program, pulled from raw video footage shot by filmmakers Bill Stamets and Skip Blumberg and housed at Chicago’s Media Burn archive, captures several moments from Joan’s campaign.

  • Year
    1991-92
  • Runtime
    65 min
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Clips provided by Media Burn Independent Video Archive, Chicago
  • Director
    Bill Stamets, Skip Blumberg
  • Cast
    Terence Smith