Lesser known than their more popular counterparts, drag kings are female bodied and transgender performance artists who dress in and perform in male costume. This ethnographic documentary explores the experiences of drag kings in the city of Los Angeles. Where queens traditionally rule the stage, these kings challenge the pervasive idea that they can’t reign just as fierce.

 

Some perform simply for the love of the stage and as a creative outlet from the monotony of their day jobs; for others, the stakes are much higher. THE MAKING OF A KING gives us a candid look at this fast growing drag king community as they reveal their aspirations to compete on RuPaul's Drag Race, how they re-imagine masculinity, and what their futures in-and-out of drag hold for them.

 

Featuring the talented performances of: Landon Cider, Lucky Johnson, Havok Von Doom, Phantom, and Ivory Onyx along with the electro pop beats of Hi Fashion.

 

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