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Jay Beckett’s new mini documentary, “Madame, Life after the Race”, nominated by 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival

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“Madame, Life after the Race” by Jay Beckett has been able to make a headway into the elite 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival.

Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2022 – Leading indie actor-filmmaker Jay Beckett is pleased to announce that his latest mini documentary, “Madame, Life after the Race” has been selected and included at the esteemed 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival. Based on the life of real-life famous drag queen Madame LaQueer, the film explores the drag queen’s trials and tribulations as a gay man as well as the braveheart’s never-dying spirit despite all challenges around. 

The film has been produced by Beckett’s film production company, 2nd Act Films. The movie was initially premiered in May 2022. 

The 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival is scheduled to be hosted at Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, CA, from September 15, 2022. Jay Beckett along with his spouse and producer of the film, Richard Diaz, will be attending the opening event. Carlos Melendez (AKA Madame LaQueer) will also be attending the opening event.  

The 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival  will run for two weekends, starting from September 15, 2022 to September 25, 2022. Beckett’s film, “Madame, Life after the Race”, will be shown on September 23, 2022, Friday at 12:15pm. 

“We are thrilled to share with you all that our latest mini documentary, ‘Madame, Life after the Race’, has been listed in the prestigious 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival that will be hosted this month. It’s a proud moment for us as the nomination of the film will go a long way in ensuring  accomplishment for filmmakers who strive to produce inclusivity work. The nomination of our film is another sign that makes us hopeful about the world finally embracing the ethos of inclusivity”, stated Jay, always a committed champion of LGBTQ movement. 

(In Frame: Jay Beckett)

Based on the life of Carlos Melendez (AKA Madame LaQueer), “Madame, Life after the Race” delves into the childhood and all the struggles the man had to witness for no fault of his. The film also shows how these same struggles prepped him and  motivated to become the famous persona that he is today. Carlos was one of the most popular contestants of the iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race in Season 4. 

“As filmmakers, we are feeling delighted and proud of our gorgeous Madame LaQueer as well. His is a story that needed to be told long back. The amount of sufferings that he had to go through, just for being a gay man, could not be described in words. We are happy that we have been able to share the drag queen’s struggles and also his inspiring rise as a phoenix, with the wider world through our mini documentary. We would also like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the 2022 Cinema Diverse Film Festival jury for believing in us, appreciating the work, and for rendering us such an elite platform to showcase our work.”

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