Project Inner Pageant
As far as we go back in time holding history of Drags in memory we can make a clear statement that Drags have always existed within the LGBT community highlighting their pride not only through a visual expression. Drag Queens are always associated with color-full outfits, perfectly matched make-ups and obviously always wearing high hills. Most commonly they are seen on stages performing and entertaining the public. Surrounded by flashlights they dance and sing having fun and making everyone laugh. Drag forms a permanent element of Prides and LGBT related Festivals being highly visible in the public. However, it’s not all what we can only say about them. We should all keep in mind historical facts not only to mention deeply remembered Stonewall riots in 1969.
Inner Pageant pulls back the curtain of the mystery showing at the same time the intimacy that is not accessible to everyone. The documentary shows a group of men reconciled to their identity, turning into women and preparing themselves to go outside, perform and express their personalities. It is time for their inner celebration. It is where spirituality meets physical ability to transform into characters they carry deeply hidden into themselves in everyday life. The honesty comes from their clear acceptance and consciousness of who they are. They are not afraid to show off their real ego, they were all able to discover that small part of femininity and share it with the rest of the world. Each performance is a celebration of them as individuals as well as them being part of the community.
What makes me happy is when I can be there and observe them hearing such words: “I am the happiest person in the world when I can express my real personality”.