Life's A Drag

23 Oct 2020 – 22 Nov 2020 | GOMA | Cinema A

From the beloved classics 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.

‘Life’s a Drag’ is a free, curated cinema program. Seating is general admission and our ushers will ensure all patrons in the cinema follow COVID-safe seating arrangements. As seating is still limited, we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.

Here’s our Top 5 films to whet your appetite The shade of it all – Top 5 Drag Films.


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.

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