Workhorse Queen

classified 18 (CTBA)

Queer Vision 2022

Film

Today at 18:00

Director
Angela Washko
Cast
Roy Haylock, Patrick Holt, Simone Ioffe
Details
98 mins, 2021, USA

For 18 years by day Ed Popil worked as a telemarketer in Rochester, New York and by night, he transformed into drag queen Mrs. Kasha Davis, a 1960's era housewife trying to liberate herself from domestic toil through performing at night in secret - all in homage to Ed's mother.

After seven years of auditioning to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race, Popil was finally cast on the TV show and thrust into a full-time entertainment career at the age of 44.

Workhorse Queen explores the complexities of reality television's impact on queer performance culture by focusing on the growing divide between members of a small town drag community - those who have been on television, and those who have not.

With an introduction from Queer Vision Producer Rebecca Ballard.

Screening with short film Queer is a Tender Feeling (21 mins) by director Erin Green.

Join drag performers Mother, The Earl Grey, BooHoo and YuGiHoe for a post-screening discussion in the Café & Bar.


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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed