Queen of the Deuce

The unbelievable true story of Chelly Wilson, who escaped the Holocaust and built a porn cinema empire in New York City in the 1970s. Chelly was a Greek-born, Christmas-celebrating, Jewish grandma, who married men but was openly gay. This documentary charts her unlikely rise to wealth as a shrewd businesswoman on “The Deuce,” aka New York’s infamous 42nd Street.

“A fascinating, colorful portrait.”

Screen International

“A wild story.”

POV Magazine

awards & festivals


Venue City Opening Date
Hartford Jewish Film Festival Hartford, CT 02/17/2024
Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival Memphis, TN 02/20/2024
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Atlanta, GA 02/23/2024
Boca International Jewish Film Festival Boca Raton, FL 02/25/2024
Make Believe Seattle: A Genre Film Festival Seattle, OR 03/22/2024