Saturday, June 22, 2013

Alaska is a Drag

Alaska is a Drag, dir. Shaz Bennett, 2013, USA, 13 min. 
Part of the “Fun in Boys’ Shorts” shorts program
Also part of the “Fire We Make” shorts program

First, a pull quote: “Jesus had two dads, and his mom was a surrogate!” But seriously, who knew that working in a fish cannery in Alaska could be so glamorous? Leo (Martin L. Washington, Jr.) is not just a drag queen, but an African-American drag queen, living in a small town in Alaska until he can realize his dreams of international superstardom. He manages to hold his own with his homophobic co-workers, but newcomer Declan (Spencer Broschard) stirs things up, for good and bad. Alaska is a Drag is a fun little short in its own right, but also a preview of a feature-length film on the drawing boards. Highly recommended.

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