here! Films has acquired North American rights to Icelandic film-maker Olaf De Fleur's The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela.

Sister company Regent Releasing will distribute the film in select cities this autumn starting with New York and Los Angeles on September 26.

The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela centres on a transsexual ladyboy from the Philippines who dreams of escaping her poor neighborhood in Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris and ventures into internet porn to fund the move.

Regent's West Coast general manager and executive vice president of distribution and acquisitions Mark Reinhart negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin from XYZ Films and Stefan Schaefer from Cicala Filmworks on behalf of De Fleur.