DRAG BECOMES HIM WORLD PREMIERE INTIMATE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL DRAG SUPERSTAR JINKX MONSOON What: The World Premiere of DRAG BECOMES HIM Where: Cinerama Theater, pill 2100 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 When: Wednesday, April 29 Program:
- Red Carpet Arrivals, Photo Wall and VIP Reception, 6 – 7 p.m.
- Introductions and a performance by Jinkx Monsoon, 7:30 p.m.
- DRAG BECOMES HIM screening, 8 p.m.
- Film Q&A with Jinkx Monsoon and Director Alex Berry, 9:30 p.m.
- After Party, 10 p.m.
Who: Jinkx Monsoon, Alex Berry
DRAG BECOMES HIM provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon. This raw but affectionate film, follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on the global stage. The film is directed by Seattle’s Alex Berry and produced by Seattle entertainment company, Dual Power Productions. The company’s previous feature length productions include HEART BREAKS OPEN and R/EVOLVE, both screened at film festivals around the world. Influenced by a grandmother with charm school polish, Jerick Hoffer (Jinkx) learned to fuse the sophistication of a southern belle with the crass behavior of a working girl into his character. RuPaul, host of Logo TV’s popular reality competition show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, raved, “Jinkx has a stage left, off center kind of quality.” DRAG BECOMES HIM is presented by Dual Power Productions and Team Diva Real Estate in association with Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
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About DRAG BECOMES HIM
DRAG BECOMES HIM follows internationally acclaimed and local performer Jinkx Monsoon’s trajectory from a small stage in Portland, Oregon through a growing career in Seattle to the relinquishing of the crown one year after winning Season Five of LOGO TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. Expanded from the acclaimed five-part web series of the same name, this cherished portrayal of Jinkx Monsoon peels back the layers on one of the brightest stars on the drag circuit.
About Jinkx Monsoon:
Jerick Hoffer (a.k.a., Jinkx Monsoon) is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer and graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. As early as 2006, he appeared as the lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theatres, playing Moritz in Spring Awakening (Balagan Theatre) and Angel in RENT (5th Avenue Theatre). After starring in the critically acclaimed original run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Balagan Theatre / Seattle Theatre Group), Hoffer’s winning run on RuPaul’s Drag Race began airing on LOGO TV. As “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” Hoffer has performed for adoring fans across the country and around the world. His first full-length studio album, ‘The Inevitable Album” is available on iTunes. Jerick also created “The Vaudevillians” with Cornish classmate Richard Andriessen and the two have per- formed as duo “Kitty Witless” and “Dr. Dan Von Dandy” in the surreal, genre bending show to sold out audiences around the world including New York City, Provincetown, Europe, Australia and several ships at sea.
About Alex Berry:
Alex Berry is a filmmaker living in Seattle. In addition to the original Drag Becomes Him web mini-series, Berry has made several music videos, as well as online commercials for local companies, fashion designers, and dance clubs. His work, described as “engrossing” and “beautifully filmed,” has also appeared on The Huffington Post, NewNowNext and City Arts.
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