Drag Becomes Him full movie review - Incredibly intimate and touching documentary
This documentary, while depicting the life and career of Jinkx Monsoon aka Jerick Hoffer, did an amazing job of portraying the drag scene of Seattle as a whole.
I feel that not only drag queens and entertainers from all genres but anyone who has felt a passion and a calling for something can relate to Jinkx's story. I feel that the heard of this documentary was the interviews with Jinkx's family members, as we saw a lot of vulnerability and emotion there. While certain audiences familiar with Jinkx through Rupaul's Drag Race Season 5 have heard Jinkx talk about her family (and especially mom) before, Drag Becomes Him dives into those delicate relationships like never before. The intimate and authentic documentation of events pre-Drag Race and post-Drag Race were captured in a raw, unfiltered manner that allowed the audiences to feel closer to Jinkx and her group of friends. I feel excited to be a part of the drag movement spreading to mainstream media and capturing the attention of larger audiences. Drag performance as an art form has touched the lives of many, and Jinkx Monsoon is a perfect example of that. The art of drag deserves the recognition and respect on a larger scale more than ever. This personal story depicted in Drag Becomes Him represents pursuing your passion against all odds on a universal level. Very touching and inspiring story that had several light-hearted moments that left the audience with a smile on their faces.