2017, USA, Narrative, Color, 83 minutes
Directed by: Shaz Bennett
Written by: Shaz Bennett
Produced by: Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett and Jean-Pierre Caner
Executive Produced by:

P David Ebersole & Todd Hughes

Starring: Martin Washington, Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Jason Scott Lee, Margaret Cho, John Fleck, Nia Peeples
Cinematography by: Alison Kelly
Production Design by: Michael Fitzgerald
Summary: Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out of necessity, Leo learned to fight back, which catches the attention of the local boxing coach. When a new boy moves to town and wants to be his sparring partner, Leo has to face the real reason he's stuck in Alaska.
Film Festival Premieres: WORLD PREMIERE Frameline San Francisco Int'l LGBTQ Film Festival (January 23, 2017) • WEST COAST PREMIERE Outfest Fusion (2017) • CANADIAN PREMIERE Inside Out (2017) • AUS/NZ PREMIERE Melbourne Queer Film Festival (2017)
Release: WORLDWIDE STREAMING Netflix (Dec 31, 2020)
Awards: NEW FILMMAKERS LA Best Feature, Best Score (2017) • URBANWORLD Special Jury Mention for “Exquisite Directing” (2017) • JEROME INDIE FILM FESTIVAL Best Feature Film (2017) • DENTON BLACK FILM FESTIVAL Best Narrative Feature (2017) • TULSA AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Best Narrative, Best Directing, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography (2017) • LEEDS QUEER FESTIVAL Winner Audience Award Best Feature (2017) • CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL Winner Best Narrative Feature (2017) • SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Best Narrative Feature (2017)




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