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WATCH: Official trailer for brilliant Panti documentary The Queen of Ireland

Published 25/09/2015 | 14:41

Drag queen and gay rights activist, Rory O'Neill, also known by his stage name Panti raises her arms by supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on May 23, 2015. Yes voters were basking in the sunshine today as they gathered to celebrate an expected victory in Ireland's referendum on whether to approve same-sex marriage.
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Drag queen and gay rights activist, Rory O'Neill, also known by his stage name Panti raises her arms by supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum on May 23, 2015. Yes voters were basking in the sunshine today as they gathered to celebrate an expected victory in Ireland's referendum on whether to approve same-sex marriage. AFP PHOTO / Paul FaithPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
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Poignant, powerful, triumphant and timely - The Queen of Ireland is essential viewing for the Irish people.

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Directed by Conor Horgan, it charts the life of Rory O'Neill from childhood through the birth of the fabulous Panti Bliss, 'Pantigate', the recent marriage referendum and Panti's return to Ballinrobe.

The trailer has just landed and it gives just a taste of what the important film, which releases on October 1, has to offer.

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