DRESSED AS A GIRL

By Colin ROTHBART

CHRYSAOR PRODUCTIONS LIMITED - as PROD

LGBT - Completed 2015

Filmed over six years and following six celebrated performers as they swim against the tide, the film follows the literal highs and graphic lows of this popular tribe, revealing the personal struggles of each heroine.

Festivals
& Awards

Sheffield DocFest 2014
Work in Progress
BFI Flare 2015
Bodies - Features
Galway Film Fleadh 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • LGBT, First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Colin ROTHBART
    • Writer(s)
    • Colin ROTHBART
    • Producer(s)
    • Chris AMOS (Blue Oyster Pictures), Christopher HIRD (DARTMOUTH FILMS), Fenton BAILEY (World of Wonder)
    • Synopsis
    • London’s alternative East End drag
      phenomenon gets its moment in this fabulous
      account of six years in the lives of its most
      celebrated performers. See Jonny Woo, John
      Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma
      Butcher dazzle, surprise and outrage
      audiences with their antics on-stage and
      behind the scenes.
      There is enough eye make-up and sequins on
      display to sink a battleship, but at the heart
      of this surprisingly intimate portrait is the dark
      side of their lives. The relentless quest for
      glamorous originality often comes at a
      personal cost.
      The film is both a record of a fascinating style
      of hyper-costumed performance and an
      insight into the fragile personal lives of these
      artists. This is truly the frockumentary of the
      year.
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