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5Star, Boomerang team for “Drag Kids” two-parter

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 ...
September 20, 2019

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.

Boomerang’s director of programs Sam Grace is executive producer with Matt Andrews serving as series producer and director. Denise Seneviratne and Sebastian Cardwell were the commissioners for 5Star.

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.

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Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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