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Dressed as a Girl 2015 18

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Colin Rothbart

The London East End drag performance phenomenon gets its moment in this fabulous behind-the-scenes account of six years in the lives of some of its most celebrated performers. See Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher dazzle and surprise with their on-stage antics.

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.

These London superstars fearlessly open up about their various encounters with sex, drink, drugs, emotional and mental struggles, plastic surgery and HIV. The film is both a record of a fascinating style of hyper-costumed performance and an insight into the fragile personal lives of these heroic public idols.

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Directed by

Colin Rothbart

Featuring

Ma Butcher

John Sizzle

Amber

Pia

Holestar

Scottee

Jonny Woo

Genres

Documentary

Collection

LGBT Best Of 2016 POUT Film Festival BFI Flare presents BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents Closed Captions

Certificate

18 strong nudity, references to sex and sexual violence

Released

2015

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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