Drag Kids

Thursday 15 Apr 2021 - 3:30pm to 8:00pm

This entertaining and touching documentary chronicles four very different drag performers under the age of 12 as they meet and celebrate their shared interest for the first time.

Having faced an enormous amount of scrutiny over their brief drag careers, Drag Kids frames their celebration through an essential lens of loving and upstanding parenthood, and follows the four young stars as they prepare for the biggest performance of their lives at Montreal Pride.

'Serves as a reminder that drag originally developed as a defence mechanism, a means whereby marginalised people could assert themselves so fabulously and fiercely that, for a while at least, nobody would dare to take them on. Although many viewers of this film will have been fortunate enough not to face stigma as adults, the chances are that most will at some point have endured it in the playground. Larger than life though its subject may seem, this is ultimately a film about kids learning how to stand up for themselves, how to be themselves no matter what the world throws at them. Gently paced and never intrusive, it tells their stories through a mixture of observation and interview. Despite the tears and tiaras, there's a quietness about it, an outrageous ordinariness.' - Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

Megan Wennberg
Olivia Bailey, Trinity Bailey, Victoria Bailey-Kerr
1hr 20mins