Queen of the Deuce
|Running Time||75 MIN|
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Bucking her conservative Jewish upbringing in Thessaloniki at the outbreak of WWII, Chelly Wilson left her family in Greece and sailed to New York where she created a new life. Weaving together archival film, home videos, animation and no-holds-barred interviews with her children, grandchildren and associates, this documentary outlines the unconventional trajectory of Chelly’s “American Dream” story, from her humble beginnings to a trailblazing entrepreneur who built a porn cinema empire in New York’s Times Square of the 1960s and 70's. Combining her sharp business acumen with a healthy dose of chutzpah, it is no wonder she became Queen of the Deuce.