The Queen of Ireland Panti invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto shaped world, exposing stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the national f*cking treasure she is today.
In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed Pantigate. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast worldwide, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.
Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.
‘Leaves lipstick traces on both heart and mind.’ ★★★★ Guardian
‘A wise, hilarious, foul-mouthed jolt to the system.’ ★★★★ Time Out
‘Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.’ ★★★★★ Irish Times
‘Comic genius.’ ★★★★ Irish Independent
‘Wickedly funny.’ ★★★★ Guardian
** Contains strong language and adult content **