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.