UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5′s sister network 5Star has commissioned Welsh factual label Boomerang, a division of the Twofour Group, to produce Drag Kids.
The candid two x 60-minute documentary will follow three boys – aged 9, 10 and 12 – as they transform into drag queens.
Drag Kids, not to be confused with the CBC documentary of the same name, will trace the three youths and their parents as they support and navigate the hair, make-up and costumes that frame the traditionally adult world of performance art.
The series will be distributed internationally by Twofour Rights.
Drag Kids is to premiere on 5Star later this fall.
“It’s been fascinating following the stories of three courageous children pursuing their dreams to perform in drag,” said Grace in a statement. “The controversial topic will raise awareness as well as inspire conversation about this wonderful art form.”
“5Star loves to shine a light on different lifestyles and sub cultures within the UK. This doc sensitively follows three families as they navigate the world of drag and its associated hurdles,” added Cardwell.