If you are in L.A. and a certain age, Queen Kong means one thing. It’s a club night at Precinct DTLA featuring some of RuPaul’s Drag Race stars from time to time. But the name was inspired by the film.
Queen Kong is a 1976 British comedy film spoofing King Kong. It was never released due to legal action by Dino De Laurentiis, the producer of the 1976 King Kong remake and RKO copyright holder of the movie at the time. Although it got a limited release in Italy and Germany, the film has since resurfaced on DVD. Thin as it is, the plot goes like this;
After being kidnapped by film director Luce Habit, Rula Lenska is set to to star in her new African jungle movie. Petty thief Ray Fay (Robin Askwith) finds himself the amorous attraction of a giant female gorilla which pursues him across London.