- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 8, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Venus Boyz Around the World"
- Interviews: Gabriel Baur - Director
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Photo Galleries
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...Intimate, a succession of interior explorations by each performer..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/14/2003
"...[An] illuminating documentary..."
German director Gabriel Baur (QUEEN OF BED) explores the world of drag kings, inter-sexed persons, and transgendered women in her documentary, VENUS BOYZ. Through in-depth interviews and clips of performances, the film focuses on biological women who push the boundaries of gender norms. Featuring drag kings Mo B. Dick, DRED Gerestant, Storme Webber, Diane Torr, Del la Grace Volcano, and Bridge Markland, this film is a fascinating look at a world that the mainstream rarely recognizes. Some of these women perform as men for the sense of empowerment they experience; other drag kings are embracing a natural affinity toward the masculine. Del la Grace Volcano and the "New Men" take the process a step further by experimenting with testosterone in order to increase their masculine aspects. Overall, the transformations these women undergo are astonishing, whether for purely artistic reasons or for more deeply rooted emotional ones. Baur captures the passion that the performers bring to the stage and never judges their motives or choices. Instead, she presents a world that many people may have never considered, and makes it accessible to the masses.
Gender Bending |
Performance Artists |
- Theatrical Release Date: August 22, 2003