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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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