Being BeBe (On Demand)
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Being BeBe (On Demand)

Being BeBe (On Demand)

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Thu Mar 3 12:43 PM

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Unclassified 15+
93 Mins | 2021 | USA | English and French with English subtitles
Get behind the wigs and make up, glitz and glamour of BeBe Zahara Benet, the original winner of the first season of the global phenomenon of Rupaul’s Drag Race. From her humble beginnings in Cameroon to a new life fresh on the drag scene of Minnesota, USA, this documentary charts BeBe’s tumultuous journey to becoming the global superstar she is today.
 
Shot over more than ten years, this is at once a retrospective of BeBe’s drag career from the 2000s to today and a quiet look at the person behind the persona, the persecution faced by LGBTIQ+ people in Cameroon and the complexities of a large, disparate family.
 
Come for the journey and never-before-seen footage from BeBe’s crowning and her early shows, and stay for the insight into the perils of fame, expectations and ambition.

Content Warning: Discussions of homophobic violence and suicide 

Sydney Premiere

2021 Provincetown International Film Festival Winner - Audience Award Best Documentary
2021 Sound Unseen Film & Music Festival Winner - Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary


"Even if Being BeBe doesn't often go deep, the candor and infectious humor of Ngwa make it a satisfying watch - particularly for fans who have made RuPaul's Drag Race its own vibrant chapter in contemporary queer pop-culture history." - Hollywood Reporter