A child wearing theatrical makeup applying fake eyelashes

Drag Kids

Hot Docs Film Festival

Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing and performing in drag, a passion that leaves them isolated from their peers. With the unflinching support of their parents, the four kids get a chance to meet in preparation for a group performance at Montreal’s Pride celebration. Drag Kids introduces us to four remarkable children who aren’t afraid to hold their own in the adult world of competitive voguing and lip synching. Through a sympathetic lens, the film challenges us to accept the children’s desire for self-expression, performing as their larger-than-life alter egos. ‘Cause baby, they were born this way.

More information and tickets

April 28, 6:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

April 30, 1:15 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 3, 350 King Street West

FRI, MAY 3, 3:45 PM (open captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West