At a screening of the upcoming documentary Muslim Drag Queens, airing on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, Sir Ian McKellen, who narrates the film, spoke of how the experience affected him personally. It seems that the celebrated actor only recently began to understand the important hurdles that still face the trans community. Stonewall UK, a gay rights advocacy group that McKellen co-founded in the 1980s, also took on trans issues earlier this year. He said that he was "in awe" of those involved in the film and that he learned a lot:
"I'm ashamed how little I know about drag and trans and areas of being gay that I have not been part of. It makes me begin to understand what it was like 30, 40 years ago when people didn't understand about simply being gay... You're going to have to lead us and help us help you. I think you're wonderful."
Watch a teaser for the Channel 4 doc below: