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UK Series to Examine Flamboyant Celebrities

Wednesday 18 April 2012 @ 17:13 - GMT

Sky Atlantic has commissioned Twofour to produce God Save The Queens, a three-part series celebrating six decades of flamboyant and popular gay entertainers.

The first hour-long film begins in 1952, after the Queens Coronation, and tells the story of iconic camp performers and the role they have played in changing public attitudes towards homosexuality. From Kenneth Williams to Paul O'Grady, Larry Grayson to Graham Norton, Danny La Rue to Elton, the series looks at some of Britains most treasured luminaries and how they have changed public attitudes over the last 60 years and become national institutions.

Commissioned by Clare Handford for Sky Atlantic, the series is executive produced by Andrew Mackenzie and Juliet Rice and series produced by Ros Edwards.

Handford, commissioning editor, Factual for Sky, said:, The history of entertainment is inextricably linked with camp culture.  God Save the Queens is a celebratory look at the flamboyant male stars who have shaped our cultural landscape during the 60 years of the Queens reign.

Juliet Rice, executive producer, Twofour, remarked, As we celebrate the royal jubilee, God Save the Queens tells the stories of our favourite gay stars and the social landscape that defined them, providing us with constant entertainment over the last 60 years.

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