Johnson was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, and though the police pegged her death as a suicide, her comrades have always firmly rejected that claim.
The mysterious death of a trans icon is front and center in The Hollywood Reporter‘s exclusive clip of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
The documentary zooms in on the legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto who, along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries, a trans activist group based in the heart of Greenwich Village. She was found floating in the Hudson River in 1992, and though the police pegged her death as a suicide, Marsha’s comrades have always firmly rejected that claim. In the clip, activist Victoria Cruz in the clip seeks to finally solve the mystery of Johnson’s death.
David France directs the documentary, which makes its world premiere on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. Submarine and Ro*co Films are handling the film’s sales.