Life's A Drag

23 Oct 2020 – 15 Nov 2020 | GOMA | Cinema A

From the beloved classic Victor/Victoria 1982 and Paris Is Burning 1990 to the contemporary celebrations of drag in Drag Kids 2019, this program considers the varying portrayals of drag in cinema. Moving between themes of illusion, performance and masquerade this selection of documentary and feature films contrasts the extravagance of drag and the empowerment of self-expression with the difficulties faced by the individuals behind the make-up.

QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra in providing materials for this program. Program curated by Victoria Wareham, Australian Cinémathèque.