History and a Drag Queen Mystery, in the New Doc ‘P.S. Burn This Letter Please’

Henry “Adrian” Arango, in the remains of the Club 82. | Photo by Steven Menendez

If you like your LGBTQ documentaries with a bit of history, a soupçon of mystery, and a hell of a lot of drag queens, the Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection feature P.S. Burn This Letter Please fits the bill to a gay tee.

The 100-minute film follows director Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera’s exploration of a box of letters held in secret for nearly 60 years by a Hollywood bigwig, and found in a storage unit four years after his death. Written in the 1950s by a group of New York City drag queens, the letters capture a forgotten world where being yourself brought swift and severe legal and societal
punishments.

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