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REELING 36

Alaska is a Drag

Directed by SHAZ BENNETT

features / USA / 2017 / 88 mins / English

Alaska is a Drag

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 23 5:00 PM Buy Tickets

Description

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo (Martin L. Washington, Jr.) is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska dreaming of drag superstardom. To escape the monotony of fish guts, Leo and his twin sister hang out at the town’s only gay bar owned by their surly surrogate mom (a hilarious Margaret Cho). Out of necessity, Leo’s learned to defend himself and his fighting skills catch the eye of his cannery boss (Jason Scott Lee), who offers to train him. When Declan (Matt Dallas), the buff new guy in town and the object of Leo’s erotic yearnings, offers to be his sparring partner, Leo has a choice to make – drag, boxing or both? This offbeat dramedy from writer-director Shaz Bennett is the essence of a fish out of water story – literally.

This screening is co-presented by B.BLYSS! and the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus.


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Alaska is a Drag

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema
Sunday, September 23 5:00 PM Buy Tickets