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Brooklyn Pride Movie Night: Caribbean Queen

June 7 @ 7:30 pm

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Brooklyn Pride Movie Night: Caribbean Queen

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARIBBEAN EQUALITY PROJECT

Movie title logo with the words "Caribbean Queen   in Association with Caribbean Equality Project"

Caribbean Queen is an inspiring short film that follows the journey of Q (Ansi A. Rodriguez), a young Caribbean boy, who wants to become the Queen of the West Indian Day Carnival Parade. However, prejudice from family and the community threatens this dream and celebration of Caribbean culture. But with determination and the help of their bestie, Joe (Nimene Wureh), they may just make it to the Parkway!

Director Sekiya Dorsett proudly states, “We’re thrilled to share a slice of Flatbush, Brooklyn with viewers, honoring our lives as LGBTQ+ Caribbeans. We deserve to be safe, seen and celebrated.” The film uses the carnival as a symbol of transformation and liberation. This marks the premiere sneak peek of the film. With additional amplification, the film aims to engage the Caribbean diaspora in dialogue aimed at reforming colonial-era anti-LGBTQ+ laws that impact the lives of LGBTQ+ Caribbeans.

The team extends heartfelt gratitude to Executive Producers Marcello La Ferla, Staceyann Chin and Brooklyn Pride for their invaluable support.

Pre-Show Entertainment

JUS JAHLISA

Headshot of Jus Jahlisa in a shiny, sequin gown

Jahlove aka Jus Jahlisa  is a Afro latino/ Caribbean dancer, drag queen performer, model, and choreographer. He uses his advocacy and artistry as a tribute to all the lives and creative energy that HIV and AIDS have taken from the world. He also works endlessly to raise awareness of HIV and prevention among adolescents, young adults, young men, LGBTQ+, and the entertainment community.

MISS AFROSEPHONE

Headshot of Miss Afrosephone with the city behind.

Miss Afrospehone  (she/hers) is a native Brooklynite who is a woman of trans experience as well as a master level social worker. The self proclaimed “Bronze Blonde Bombshell of Brooklyn, she has a vested interest in the mental health of the Black, Queer & Trans, and Caribbean community. She is also passionate about the mobilization and representation of marginalized communities in government and the public health of low incoming communities.

LAVISH LUXE LADIES

Lavish Luxe Ladies

Lavish Luxe Ladies is a brand of skilled female dancers and choreographers with numerous years of experience in various settings. Their main areas of expertise are soca, dancehall and hiphop however, they have very versatile backgrounds extending across all genres. They are based in New York City, however they have traveled nationally and internationally performing in a variety of events such as stage shows, parties and music videos.

Since their inception in January 2016, Lavish Luxe Ladies took Trinidad carnival by storm dancing back up for Olatunji for the entire carnival season and tour thereafter. They have since then been featured dancers with Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts, Wyclef Jean, Mr. Vegas, Voice and Kerwin DuBois to name a few. They also hold the title of International Soca Dance Champions 2021.

When Lavish Luxe Ladies hits your stage, the energy and sex appeal are undeniable. After all, it’s the L3 way!!

Venue

Park Slope 5th Avenue
9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Cost
Free