Meet “America’s First Drag Queen for President”. America’s First Drag Queen for President In 1992, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, activist Terence Alan Smith made a historic bid for president of the United States as his drag queen persona Joan Jett Blakk. Today, Smith reflects back on his seminal civil rights campaign and its place in American history. Breakwater Studios, Hillman Grad Productions, and LA Times Studios present THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT. Starring Terence Alan Smith Directed & Edited by Whitney Skauge Executive Producer Lena Waithe Produced by Caley Fox Shannon Director of Photography Haley Watson Original Score by Khamani Hagood Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor Sean Higgins Colorist Stephen Derluguian Post Production Supervisor Dillon Brown Post Production Producer Elizabeth Brooke Story Producer Sarah Stewart Executive Producers Abby Lynn Kang Davis Dawn O’Keeffe Ben Proudfoot Rishi Rajani Assistant Editor Cody Wilson Sound Designer Alex Weiss Scoring Mixer Stephen Kaye Poster and Title Designer Brooke Granowski Archival Footage “The 90’s”/Fund for Innovative TV “Drag in for Votes” / Gabriel Gomez & Elspeth Kydd “The Brenda and Glenda Show” / Manhattan Cable TV “Chicago Gay Pride Parade 1992” / Paul Belloni For Breakwater Studios Head of Production Josh Rosenberg Field Producer Gabriel Berk Godoi Field Producer Rachel Greenwald Post Production Supervisor Laura Carlson Assistant to the Head of Post Production Tyler Ten Haken Office of the CEO Julia Davis Studio Coordinator Keeland Bowers Studio Assistant Patrick Maclan Production Technician Joey Lambert Special Thanks David C. Magdael and Associates, Inc. ID PR Craig ‘Cowboy Aines Alex Austin Bianca Collins Grace Zahrah Hannah Ausländer Jeremy Lambert Tiffany Gist