A Film by Shaz Bennett

2017|Drama|1hr 23m

ALASKA IS A DRAG explores themes around the fluidity of gender identity, conforming to norms and being accepted for who you are. The fish out-of-water dramedy centers on Leo (Martin L Washington Jr.), a glam- obsessed young man with dreams of being a drag superstar, while working in a fish cannery in Alaska and defending himself against homophobic attacks. After taking abuse from the town bully one too many times, Leo and his twin sister Tristen (Maya Washington) put his unlikely punching skills to the test with the help of his boss and former amateur boxer (Jason Scott Lee).

Directed by Shaz Bennett • Screenplay by Shaz Bennett • Executive Produced by Maya Washington, P. David Ebersole, Michael Paolillo, Todd Hughes, Ryan Smith

It’s a gently involving story, with strongly sympathetic characters who are very well-played by a fresh cast

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Alaska is a Drag

Residue Film Poster

A Film by Shaz Bennett

2017|Drama|1hr 23m

ALASKA IS A DRAG explores themes around the fluidity of gender identity, conforming to norms and being accepted for who you are. The fish out-of-water dramedy centers on Leo (Martin L Washington Jr.), a glam- obsessed young man with dreams of being a drag superstar, while working in a fish cannery in Alaska and defending himself against homophobic attacks. After taking abuse from the town bully one too many times, Leo and his twin sister Tristen (Maya Washington) put his unlikely punching skills to the test with the help of his boss and former amateur boxer (Jason Scott Lee).

Directed by Shaz Bennett • Screenplay by Shaz Bennett • Executive Produced by Maya Washington, P. David Ebersole, Michael Paolillo, Todd Hughes, Ryan Smith

It’s a gently involving story, with strongly sympathetic characters who are very well-played by a fresh cast

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