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Release Date: August 22nd, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
This intimate look into the real world of drag kings -- women exploring their masculinity -- crosses continents, traveling through drag king nightclubs from New York to London. Through interviews and on-stage performances, every subject reveals a different reason for choosing the gender they have. The film is less a critique than an exploration of a world that is increasingly becoming mainstream, as the featured protagonists question exactly how gender works, and should work, in modern society.

Cast: Queen Bee Luscious, Mistress Formika, Philley Abe, Dee Finley, Mo Fischer, Bridge Markland

Director: Gabrielle Baur

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Clockwise Productions

Distributors: First Run

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An utterly fascinating, beautifully crafted exploration of the world of drag kings -- women who dress, perform and/or live as men. show more

  • It's not uninteresting, but so much footage is given over to earnest discussion of sexual politics that the overall effect is like sitting through a semester's worth of transgender studies. show more

  • This provocative, at times languid, documentary from German experimental filmmaker Gabriel Baur is something of travelogue through this unexplored frontier, a mixed-up, shook-up borderland where nothing, especially not an individual's gender, should be ever be taken for granted. show more

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