Ten drag documentaries you can stream in Australia right now


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The Queen (Netflix)

In 1967, years before Paris is Burning, New York City is hosting the Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant. Go behind the scenes into rehearsals and dressing rooms as the queens prepares for their big national beauty contest.

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The Queen of Ireland (Stan)

Panti Bliss, Ireland’s most famous drag queen, becomes an “accidental” activist as figurehead of Ireland’s public vote for marriage equality.

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race alumnus Trixie Mattel grapples with the reality of global fame in this raw and unflinching drag documentary.

Bowled Over: A Dragumentary (SBS On Demand)

Nine years ago, an eclectic troupe of drag queens rescued North Ipswich Bowls Club from financial ruin with monthly drag show Taboo. Bowled Over follows three drag queens who perform there, including 12-year-old Candy Featherbottom.

Watch Bowled Over on SBS On Demand here.

Australian Story: Courtney Act (ABC)

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Shane Jenek is the man behind drag superstar Courtney Act. But for much of Courtney’s career there was a struggle going on between the glamorous queen and the man behind the makeup.

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Werq the World (Stan)

Go backstage on a global drag tour as ten world famous Drag Race stars deliver their sickening acts to fans across Europe.

Wig (Binge)

US drag star Lady Bunny co-created New York drag festival Wigstock. Featuring both modern-day footage and archival home videos, this drag documentary charts drag’s journey from the underground to mainstream pop culture.

Finding Family in Bangkok’s Rising Drag Scene (Vice)

Drag Race Thailand has brought the art of drag into the mainstream consciousness across its region. Drag sisters Felicia Heals and Ivory Black take you into Bangkok’s thriving drag scene in this drag documentary.

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Dancing Queen (Netflix)

Justin Johnson is better known as Drag Race legend Alyssa Edwards. But when he’s not Alyssa, Justin is a choreographer and teacher at a competitive dance studio.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Corona Can’t Keep A Good Queen Down (Stan)

The RuPaul’s Drag Race special follows the cast of season 13 as the pandemic shuts down their season. When they return, they’re one of the first productions shot in the age of COVID-19.

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