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Drag Race’s Kylie Sonique Love Sizzles In Dope Queens First Look Images

Drag Race’s Kylie Sonique Love Sizzles In Dope Queens First Look Images

Kylie Sonique Love

The All Stars winner stars alongside Trace Lysette and Alexandra Grey in this San Francisco set romantic thriller.

While Kylie Sonique Love's reign as the current RuPaul'sDrag Race All Stars winner may be coming to an end, her career as a silver screen star is just getting started.

Love is set to star in the highly-anticipated film Dope Queens, a romantic thriller written and directed by Grafton Reyes Doyle about three friends played by Alexandra Grey, Pierson Fode, and Trace Lysette. Set in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, the film unfolds over the course of one wild and gritty night. Love will star as Monika, a drag queen at the DIVAS club who, according to Entertainment Weekly, is "a fierce performer with a striking exterior and a playful personality. She ultimately warns the group about the city's streets."

Dope Queens is notably set in Compton's Transgender Cultural District in the Tenderloin, which got its name from one of the earliest documented trans uprisings in U.S. history, Compton's Cafeteria Riot of 1966. The riot began in response to the violent harassment of trans women and drag queens in San Francisco. It started when a trans woman resisted arrest by throwing coffee at a police officer in Compton's Cafeteria. This led trans women and drag queens to flood the street outside, where they fought back against the police with both their high heels and their handbags. The incident preceded New York's Stonewall Riots by three years.

Dope Queens will premiere later this summer.

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