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BEING BEBE

1h 33m Documentary, LGBT, Transgender, Activist 2021

Marshall Ngwa (a.k.a. renowned drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet) came to the United States from homophobic Cameroon with dreams of a better life, and became the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009. Being Bebe follows Marshall’s remarkable immigrant journey from the earliest days of his amateur drag performance, to his emergence as one of the leading artists in the movement to celebrate and advance Queer Black Excellence. With 15 years of intimate access to Marshall’s story, the film presents his unique love affair with performance alongside his unstoppable sense of persistence and purpose, offering an unprecedented portrait of an artist who chooses to live a creative life against all odds.

Director

Emily Branham

Languages

English, French

Subtitles

English

Countries

USA, Cameroon