If you are young, black and an aspiring drag queen with dreams of superstardom, working all day in an Alaskan fish cannery may not seem the ideal starting point. But Leo, the protagonist of Shaz Bennett’s gritty and magical drama, is not about to take his eye off the prize. Leo lives in a trailer with his beloved twin sister who’s battling cancer, and, since he’s the subject of vicious attacks by his macho co-worker, he knows how to throw a punch. With the encouragement of his boss, he takes up boxing lessons, and as luck would have it, a handsome newcomer to town elects to be his sparring partner.
With a fish-gutting diva in boxing gloves as its hero, Bennett’s spirited and surprising film explores extremes of masculine and feminine bravado. Starring newcomer Martin L. Washington Jr., it’s a tale of hope and survival against improbable odds.
|Producers:||Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner|
|Editor:||Jean-Pierre Caner, Lex Benedict, Brooke Sebold|
|Cast:||Martin L. Washington Jr., Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O’Shea, Margaret Cho|
|Running Time:||89 minutes|