Venus Boyz
First screened in October 2010
Director: Gabriel Baur. Cast: Bridge Markland, Mo Fischer, Dréd Gerestant, Queen Bee Luscious, Storme Webber, Diane Torr, Marcel Meijer, Martina Meijer Torr, Del LaGrace Volcano, Shelly Mars, Judith Halberstam, Svar Simpson, Simo Maronati, Mistress Formika, A. Hans Scheirl. Screenplay: Gabriel Baur.

Twitter Capsule: Stage shows a key motif but not the main concern. Thoughtful, engaging panorama of drag kings, ftms, and genderqueers.

Second Capsule: Rich complement to Paris Is Burning, projecting more obvious kinship with its subjects and less performative opulence.

VOR:   Not much to interest viewers who aren't taken by the content. Still, it's a compelling look at under-explored material.

Photo © 2002 Onix Filmproduction/Clockwise Productions,
© 2003 First Run Features

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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