OCTOBER 15 - 24TH, 2021

WORKHORSE QUEEN

Director

Angela Washko

Year

2021

Country

USA

Running Time

88 Minutes

Awards

- Winner: Grand Jury Prize for Documentary - San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
- Official Selection: Official Selection: Slamdance Film Festival 2021"

Synopsis

Perhaps you’ve already met Mrs. Kasha Davis. She’s a stylish, witty 1960s housewife in a vibrant cocktail dress! She’s also the drag persona of Ed Popil, a telemarketing manager in Rochester, New York. In this fascinating doc, you’ll join Kasha (and Ed) on a glamorous, sobering journey through the highs and low of today’s ultra-competitive drag landscape.

This inspiring doc picks up after Kasha’s disappointing 11th place finish on season 7 of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. At age 44, Ed/Kasha decides to attempt a fabulous second-act career. We travel to the NYC premier of the movie HURRICANE BIANCA and go behind the scenes at RuPaul’s DragCon. We also meet Ed’s husband, see Kasha’s work in her community, and explore her battle with alcoholism. It’s a wild, moving journey as Kasha finds her happy place as a small fish in a big pond. Like the best queer stories, it reminds you that, ultimately, there’s no place like home!
      — Frank Danay