After the murder of her sister by an abusive boyfriend, Kelly starts to unpack her family’s painful history, how she has held on to all her traumas, and tries to find compassion for her deeply closeted father who is hospitalized with Covid.
“My Father the Queen” explores the relationship of a closeted gay Black man and his daughter, Kelly. The relationship turns cold after Walter is exposed by his wife Carolyn. Kelly is desperate for validation and approval and compromises herself to get it. The two are forced together during the pandemic when Walter catches COVID and lists Kelly as his next of kin. The film spans the 70s, 80s, 90s, and current day.
My Father The Queen
Written by Lisa N. Alexander
Lisa, the film’s creator, and writer is an award-winning filmmaker and storyteller.
The film is very loosely based on the filmmaker’s own experience. But once Lisa started writing, the characters took on a life of their own and had their own story to tell.
The film addresses mental health in the Black community, closeted gay life, how “daddy issues” manifest, and finally what healing can look like.
The film has already won Best LGBT Screenplay from the Best Script Awards London, Best Script from Cannes International Shorts, and was a semi-finalist in the Paris Women Festival.
My Father The Queen is currently raising funds and anticipates beginning production in the summer of 2023 with a release in 2024.