“M.I., A Different Kind of Girl

 
 

Long a beloved character, the Drag Queen or male impersonator of feminine gender identity, has shone on stage and in screen. Birdcage, Tootsie and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Numar are but a few modern examples in a cadre of popular films that brought drag queens to mainstream America. RuPaul remains relevant in entertainment and reality television decade after decade. Rarely, however..., do we encounter drag ‘kings’ or female performers of masculine gender identity in film and on stage despite the ever-presence of women that bend the boundaries of female gender identity in the African-American and LGBT communities.

In “M.I., A Different Kind of Girl,” filmmakers, Leslie Cunningham and Alana Jones enter the world of new millennium drag and pick up the torch ignited by Paris is Burning to investigate attitudes in their own LGBT and African-American communities about women in drag (Male Illusionists). In the process, they uncover powerful ideas about female gender identity and sexuality in not only the mainstream popular culture but also within the marginalized LGBT and African American communities where Nation has made a name for herself.

http://www.MALEILLUSIONISTTHEFILM.COM

 
Out on Film showing M I, A Different Kind of Girl

“M.I., A Different Kind of Girl”

 

Out on Film showing M I, A Different Kind of Girl

A title-winning male impersonator struggles to find acceptance from her family, her community and the male-dominated drag scene.


 




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Out on Film showing M I, A Different Kind of Girl
Out on Film showing M I, A Different Kind of Girl
Out on Film showing M I, A Different Kind of Girl

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Thursday, October 11, 2012   *   3:30 pm *   51 minutes   *   Director: Leslie Cunningham