'Drag Kids,' Canadian documentary about young drag queens, screens at Hot Docs

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Welcome to the world of drag kids, a burgeoning scene of wig-loving, sequin-covered, pint-sized showboats with all the gender-pushing attitude and sass of their adult counterparts. The over-the-top foursome who recently took over a bookstore/restaurant in Toronto's gay village are the stars of the Canadian documentary film, "Drag Kids," making its debut at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

The film's director, Megan Wennberg, says drag culture has become increasingly mainstream thanks to the reality series "RuPaul's Drag Race" and YouTube videos that are exposing the culture well beyond adult-only bars and balls. She says it's drawing kids who love to dress up and lip sync, and enjoy "being fabulous." But it also taps into a deeper drive for some to define themselves in unconventional ways, even if it might be controversial.

source: Article < 'Drag Kids,' Canadian Documentary About Young Drag Queens, Screens At Hot Docs > by Cassandra Szklarski; www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/04/30/drag-kids-hot-docs-documentary_a_23719641/; HuffPost Canada; 30 April 2019