Jinkx Monsoon, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, has revealed to The Village Voice that she will be releasing a feature-length documentary this summer entitled ‘Drag Becomes Him’, which was inspired by a YouTube documentary she released of the same name.
The film raised $26,592 on Kickstarter earlier this year, more than $6,000 above its $20,000 goal. Watch the Kickstarter preview video below.
Here’s what Jinkx told The Village Voice about the film:
“Next up, your excellent Drag Becomes Him YouTube documentary is becoming a feature-length film. What will we see in that? Where does this start and end in relation to the YouTube clips?
“The cool thing about Drag Becomes Him is that we’re releasing the full-length feature documentary this summer at the end of summer. It’s something I’ve been working on for a long long time and people have gotten to see clips of it on YouTube. But we’re now going back to the drawing board with it and looking at all the footage and really examining the story as one big cohesive story. We’ve also filmed a lot of additional footage after we raised the money on the Kickstarter. So Drag Becomes Him starts about a year before I ever thought about auditioning for Drag Race and takes up right after the episodes started airing and everyone knew I had done Drag Race and then follows me up to the moment that I win. Then it follows me sporadically after winning and concludes with me crowning the new winner. We’ll also have a little bit of aftermath, like three months after the new winner. It’s kind of like before rising to during and then after the whole Drag Race whirlwind. It’s kind of a sporadic chronological examination of what it was like winingDrag Race and that whole experience.”