Workhorse Queen
Workhorse Queen

Workhorse Queen

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Competition Documentary Feature

Workhorse Queen

Directed by: Angela Washko

USA, 2021, 87m

East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

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Racers: start your engines … because Ed Popil, aka Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, is here to tell you how drag changed his life. By day, he worked as the manager of a telemarketing center in Rochester, New York. By night, he transformed into his drag alter ego, a 1960s-era housewife who believed there was “always time for a cocktail.” When the call from RuPaul’s Drag Race came, Ed was thrust into the spotlight at the “late age” of 44. What seemed like a dream that finally came true, quickly became a reality littered with new challenges, including facing ageism both on and off-set. Featuring appearances by fellow RPDR alumni Bianca Del Rio, Pandora Boxx, and Darienne Lake, Workhorse Queen tells the fabulous and often hilarious story of how drag helped Ed through the trials and tribulations of being a husband, father, entertainer, and recovering alcoholic. While Ed may not have won the competition, Mrs. Kasha Davis won something else—a surprising new purpose and audience at home.

preceded by

No Man’s Land

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Alapine is a lesbian community founded in rural Alabama in the 1970s. This beautifully photographed film explores these “womyn’s” coming-out stories, what inspired them to create a separatist space in the first place, and their concerns for the future of their home.

USA, 2021, 28m, Directed by Anna Andersen and Gabriella Canal

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