Queen of the Deuce Screening
Between its pre-Depression glory days, and present family-friendly Broadway, New York’s 42nd Street had a colourful seedy period from the ‘60s to the ‘80s when it was known as The Deuce, the porn core of Times Square.
And presiding over porn theatres was a formidable Jewish Greek-born woman named Chelly Wilson, who lived above one of her cinemas. She was a savvy businesswoman who seldom smiled and made no apologies. She was also a generous surrogate mother to many of the outsiders – straight and gay - who worked in her business, both in front of and behind the projection booth.
David Bourla (Chelly Wilson grandson) will be in attendance at this screening