P.S. Burn This Letter Please

2020 Official Selection: Features

New York Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 105 MINUTES | English | English subtitles

P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE

Documentary

A box found in an abandoned Los Angeles storage unit unearths a time capsule of correspondences from a forgotten era: the underground drag scene in 50s New York City. The letters reveal a hidden world in a time when being openly gay was taboo and performing in drag was a potentially dangerous avocation. Told through firsthand accounts of those involved combined with newly discovered footage, the film casts a long-overdue spotlight on the unsung pioneers of drag, and illuminates their personal experiences—both inspiring and tragic.

P.S. Burn this Letter Please is a touching story of friendship and perseverance formed around the brave individuals who overcame insurmountable risks in pursuit of their passion. Directors Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera craft an unforgettable documentary on a topic that is still painfully relevant, while exposing a missing piece of LGBTQ history. They also reveal the true identity of the mysterious recipient who, over the course of decades, conserved a private archive of letters.—Sean McCoy

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera

Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera are passionate storytellers who bring stories about underrepresented people to the forefront. The two joined forces to make their directorial debuts in P.S. Burn This Letter Please, which shows LGBTQ life in the pre-Stonewall era.

Director
Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera
Producer
Jennifer Tiexiera, Michael Seligman, Craig Olsen
Screenwriter
Michael Seligman, Jennifer Tiexiera
Cinematographer
Zachary Shields
Editor
Jennifer Tiexiera, Alex Bohs
Composer
Jonathan Kirkscey
Executive Producer
Richie Konigsberg, Eric Szmanda, Jessica Bendinger
Design and Animation
Grant Nellessen

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Jennifer Tiexiera
D'Mode Editorial
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: 323 687 5936
jentiexiera@mac.com