“QUEENS & COWBOYS: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo” chronicles a complete season of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Roping and riding across North America, the IGRA’s courageous cowboys and cowgirls brave challenges both in and out of the arena on their quest to qualify for the World Finals at the end of the season. Along the way, they’ll bust every stereotype in the book.
This award-winning film tells the story of five members of the International Gay Rodeo Association. From Wade Earp, a descendant of cowboy legend Wyatt Earp and one of the best competitors on the circuit; to Char Duran, a female bull rider who’s never won a buckle but seems determined to die trying; “QUEENS & COWBOYS” weaves the stories of its protagonists over the course of an entire rabble-rousing year.
The Hollywood Reporter says “delivers a compelling portrait of this little-known subculture” and Variety writes “Matt Livadary’s crowd-pleasing debut feature deserves a look by programmers beyond gay fests.”
An unprecedented look at the strength it takes to be gay in the rural west, this film explores the many struggles threatening the IGRA and the LGBTQ community at large, how far society has come on the subject of LGBTQ equality, and how far we still have to go.
Don’t see your city listed? Host a screening in your town! We’ve partnered with Tugg.com, a web-platform that enables individuals, groups, and organizations to set up personalized screenings of Queens and Cowboys in theaters and community venues across the country.
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase gay rodeo in your community! To spark change in your area, events can be used as fundraisers and can include audience discussions with local IGRA members or even the cast or director.