Risk, Stretch or Die (2008)

Genres - Culture & Society, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues  |   Countries - Germany   |  
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Documentary filmmaker Saskia Heyden spends a year with famed French drag king Océan LeRoy in an attempt to distinguish the character on the stage from the smart businesswoman underneath the convincing the make-up. Told against the backdrop of a formerly divided Berlin, Heydon's portrait of LeRoy presents the life journey of an entertainer whose art extends past traditional gender categories despite the fact that the person underneath the make-up us well aware how to function within them.

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drag [cross-dressing], entertainer, gender