The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson — Trailer


added: Tue, Sep 12th '17

Who was Marsha P. Johnson?

Well, according to the trailer for the new original Netflix documentary, Marsha P. Johnson was a leading transgender activist during the turbulent 1960s and early '70s, hailed by many as "the Rosa Parks of the LGBT movement" for her contribution to the historic Stonewall uprising in New York City.

From Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker and investigative writer David France (How to Survive a Plague), "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson" serves two purposes: a celebration of Marsha P. Johnson's groundbreaking work as a gay rights activist and also a stirring examination into her mysterious 1992 death, which the police quickly declared a suicide, but never investigated.

The documentary, which earned glowing reviews at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, will be released on Netflix beginning October 6th.

Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? She was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto, and founded the Transvestites Action Revolutionaries with fellow luminary Sylvia Rivera. When Johnson's body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, police called it a suicide and didn't investigate. In David France's new documentary, trans activist Victoria Cruz seeks to uncover the truth of her death while celebrating her legacy.


directed by   David France

release date   October 6, 2017 (on Netflix)

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