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Sep 12 2017
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON Doc Trailer Is Here Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 5.04.18 PMThe Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, about the legendary gay-rights activist who died mysteriously in NYC in the '90s, is coming to Netflix October 6 — and the trailer is here!

Directed by David  France, the film delves into every aspect of this LGBTQ icon's time on the planet.

Watch the trailer after the jump ...

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From a press release:

Who killed Marsha P Johnson? When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, the NYPD chalked it up as a suicide and refused to investigate. However, as shown in Academy Award® nominated director and journalist David France's (How to Survive A Plague) new film, it's a decision many questioned.

Having played a pivotal role in the previous year's Stonewall Riots, in 1970, Johnson and fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera formed the world's first trans-rights organization, STAR (Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries). And despite their many challenges over the years-homelessness, illness, alcoholism-Marsha and Sylvia ignited a powerful and lasting civil rights movement for gender nonconforming people.

Now, a quarter century later, at a time of unprecedented visibility and escalating violence in the transgender community, Marsha's old friend and fellow activist Victoria Cruz has taken it upon herself to reexamine what happened to Marsha. Dipping deep into jaw-dropping archival footage of another era of New York City life, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson follows as this champion pursues leads, mobilizes officials, and works to tell the story of Marsha's life and get to the bottom of Marsha's death.

Full trailer: