In this unique father-daughter story, KIERSEY CLEMONS stars as Jules, an aspiring drag king who comes to Las Vegas to reconnect with her estranged dad, and to make her debut performance in America's biggest drag king revue. MICHAEL SHANNON stars as Mick, a legendary gambler and part-time children's party clown, who is less than excited to see his daughter "Julia" presenting as masculine, wearing suits and chasing after Ronnie (BARBIE FERREIRA), the no-nonsense exotic dancer that he frequents regularly. During an unforgettable whirlwind weekend, Jules'
and Mick's worlds collide.
THE YOUNG KING will be the first film to feature a drag king as its protagonist in this fresh twist on classic Vegas stories that have defined 20th-century masculinity. Combining fabulous drag performance sequences à la HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, with the emotional familial bonding moments of films like HONEY BOY, this is a sexy, heartfelt journey that will remind viewers that the gender and family you were born with are not your destiny - we all have the power to keep what works for us and leave the rest on the table.
THE YOUNG KING
Directed by
LARIN SULLIVAN
Cast
KIERSEY CLEMONS
MICHAEL SHANNON
BARBIE FERREIRA
Produced by
KIM BAILEY
ISABEL MARDEN
In this unique father-daughter story, KIERSEY CLEMONS stars as Jules, an aspiring drag king who comes to Las Vegas to reconnect with her estranged dad, and to make her debut performance in America's biggest drag king revue. MICHAEL SHANNON stars as Mick, a legendary gambler and part-time children's party clown, who is less than excited to see his daughter "Julia" presenting as masculine, wearing suits and chasing after Ronnie (BARBIE FERREIRA), the no-nonsense exotic dancer that he frequents regularly. During an unforgettable whirlwind weekend, Jules' and Mick's worlds collide.
THE YOUNG KING will be the first film to feature a drag king as its protagonist in this fresh twist on classic Vegas stories that have defined 20th-century masculinity. Combining fabulous drag performance sequences à la HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, with the emotional familial bonding moments of films like HONEY BOY, this is a sexy, heartfelt journey that will remind viewers that the gender and family you were born with are not your destiny - we all have the power to keep what works for us and leave the rest on the table.
In this unique father-daughter story, KIERSEY CLEMONS stars as Jules, an aspiring drag king who comes to Las Vegas to reconnect with her estranged dad, and to make her debut performance in America's biggest drag king revue. MICHAEL SHANNON stars as Mick, a legendary gambler and part-time children's party clown, who is less than excited to see his daughter "Julia" presenting as masculine, wearing suits and chasing after Ronnie (BARBIE FERREIRA), the no-nonsense exotic dancer that he frequents regularly. During an unforgettable whirlwind weekend, Jules' and Mick's worlds collide.
THE YOUNG KING will be the first film to feature a drag king as its protagonist in this fresh twist on classic Vegas stories that have defined 20th-century masculinity. Combining fabulous drag performance sequences à la HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, with the emotional familial bonding moments of films like HONEY BOY, this is a sexy, heartfelt journey that will remind viewers that the gender and family you were born with are not your destiny - we all have the power to keep what works for us and leave the rest on the table.

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