Fun, flirty and a little bit naughty, fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be familiar with season 5 dark horse and eventual winner Jinkx Monsoon and her quirky charm. In Drag Becomes Him, we’re given an intimate glimpse into the life of the man behind the makeup, Jerick Hoffer. A raw and unseen look at his life, this documentary charts his journey from a working class upbringing in a small family, to working small stages in Portland and Seattle, all before the show that changed everything.
As we’re introduced to Hoffer’s friends and family, a story grows of a person who has achieved great success at a young age, and isn’t taking anything for granted. We catch up with Hoffer some time after his win on RuPaul’s Drag Race, having already relinquished his crown to America’s Next Drag Superstar. Now on the road as a glitzy internationally beloved drag performer, the always amusing, at times melancholic Monsoon is an undeniable force.
This documentary provides an exclusive pass to see her backstage antics, from the hours spent getting into costume to the less glamorous moments of self-doubt and worry. But above all, Drag Becomes Him shines with the heart and hilarity all Jinkx lovers know and adore.
"Through his day to day movement between personas, we learn about Jerick's drag as an art form and the paramount importance he places on performance over any visual aspect of his drag queen identity." - The 405