We just adore this hugely entertaining doc that follows four pre-teeners in their quest to perform in Montreal’s Pride celebration. These youngsters are both just like everyone else and so not the case. They are often giddy and emotional; they crave sugar, and get annoyed by their amazingly supportive parents, but they are also somewhat excluded by their peers for preferring to perform in drag above all things, and have to take some punches for such preferences. They are also as different from each other as RuPaul is from Dame Edith. Overall, this film is really upbeat, focussing on the rigorous rehearsals required to make the Montreal scene, and the agonizing decisions that need to be made about hair, make-up, and dress. There’s a lot to free the spirit here, but make sure your Nan is accompanied by a youngster if she wants to see this wonderful, exuberant example of gender fluidity.
Director/Writer: Megan Wennberg
Producer: Erin Oakes
Runtime: 78 mins