- Fri, 06/24 - Thu, 07/21
— Vague Visages
Celebrating the worldwide sensation known as BeBe Zahara Benet, the first ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this decade-spanning documentary introduces audiences to Marshall Ngwa, the creative force behind the glamour. Being BeBe traces Benet’s early years growing up in a deeply homophobic Cameroon to gaining prominence on the local amateur drag scene in Minneapolis. Shot over a period of 15 years, long before Benet’s cultural ascendance and television stardom, the film offers an intimate backstage look at the life of one of the most singular and iconic drag queens working today.
Images’ Virtual Cinema is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Featuring: BeBe Zahara Benet (aka Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa)
Director: Emily Branham
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: BIPOC, Documentary, Festival Favorite, LGBTQ+, Woman Directed
Country: United States
Language: In English and French with English subtitles