Jinkx Monsoon Documentary Drag Becomes Him Seeks Funding

There are some absolutely superb drag queens in the US at the moment, and Jinkx Monsoon is close to the front of the pack. Now there are plans to make a feature-length documentary about the performer, based on a successful five-part web series that was originally released on Youtube.

In order to make that happen, filmmaker Basil Shadid has launched a Kickstarter, hoping to raise $20,000 to get the documentary completed.

Following on from the web series, ‘DRAG BECOMES HIM continues it’s intimate look at the life and work of Jinkx Monsoon. New footage includes childhood memories, family conversations, international tour footage, the making of a music video, thoughts on winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, life on the road, and life in drag.’

They add ‘JINKX is not just a great performer; She’s an inspiration. Her dedication, charisma, talent, humility, and grace can serve to inspire people to be true to themselves and create a better, more entertaining world. This isn’t fluff; it really is what we believe. Jinkx moves us. We want to honor that by making a film that can celebrate her by sharing the intimate side of Jinkx Monsoon with the world.’

If you want to help out, head over to Kickstarter.



  1. alyr says

    I would say she IS at the front of the pack. In part, after being named the RuPaul Drag Race winner for $100K: Six months off Broadway run in her original show The Vaudevillians, extended 6 times with raving reviews including 3 times in the NYT, 3 months booking in AU, 57 shows booked in Ptown next to icons like Patty LuPone and Christine Ebersole, starred in CBS’s Blue Bloods a couple weeks ago bringing their highest ratings since the premier 4 years ago. Not to mention simultaneously starring in Hedwig, Hairspray the Musical. This is one accomplished, hardworking person and I’m not aware of ANY other Drag Queen who churned out this impressive body of work in such a short period of time. PLUS an album due for release in March 2014.

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