Kings and queens
Kings and Queens…
Kings and Queens is a short film about drag. The goal of our film is to humanize the drag world, to look beyond the spectacle and show the true artistry that goes into every drag performance. To show the person behind the makeup. Our film follows a drag performer, Lioness, in New York City. Lioness has fans, friends, and fame, but once the makeup comes off Lioness becomes Lionel, a quiet, “normal”, man with a 9-5 job.
Lionel’s life as Lioness is a secret from the real world. At work his sexuality and rumors of his drag persona make him an office joke. One night Lionel’s coworkers come to one of Lioness’ shows forcing Lionel to confront his inner fear and choose to stand proud as Lioness or hide from the world as Lionel.