FILM: Alaska is a Drag

7 & 8 June

A story about the universal queer hustle to escape your surrounding and be yourself

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason he’s stuck in Alaska.

 

A smash hit at BFI Flare, Alaska is a Drag will charm you with its tale of young queer dreams tempered with the acerbic wit of Margaret Cho (playing surrogate Mum / gay pub landlord).