The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, a bare-knuckle fighter from a traveller family, hero to his people and self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’. George enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his fears and his very identity.
In the opposite corner, Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles. This led to a tragedy that neither man can predict.
With the real challenge taking place outside the ring, can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?
Gypsy Queen is a critically acclaimed love story about two men who find each other in the most unlikely world; the world of professional boxing. It explores LGBTQI+ visibility in sport, faith and sexuality and the notion of masculinity, played out with biting humour, heart and soul.
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