Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Kinky Boots (2005)

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B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life explores the role of male drag and crossdressing in films. Much like classic cabaret drag queens, these films represent one thing on the surface and, for those willing to look for it, reveal so much more through subtext and innuendo. Underneath the makeup and the theatrical dressing and the sharp-tongued rejoinders, there is humanity and understanding and compassion. But there are also laughs. There must always be laughs.

Kinky Boots (2005)
Directed by Julian Jarrold. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton. This wonderful film inspired the hit broadway musical that will be touring through Denver this fall. See how it all got started in this classic, age-old story of boy meets drag queen, boy makes fabulous boots and shoes for drag queen, and then drag queen teaches boy how to be a better, more open minded person. Based on a true story, it is really a morality tale about how each of us has things to learn and things to teach. And sometimes the only way you can seek higher truths is by putting on a pair of six-inch stilettos. 107 minutes. Rated PG-13.

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Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Kinky Boots (2005)