Screened Thursday, October 16, 2008
Sissyboy is a big, loud mess of glitter, booze, and cynical drag queens. They’ve been called “gender terrorists,” “performance art revolutionaries,” and the “kind of drag queens your mother warned you about,” but underneath all the spectacle is a group of amazingly insightful and sensitive individuals who have found an outlet for their self-expression that often leaves audiences simultaneously delighted and terrified. This is the story of 12 talented artists with razor-sharp wits and a fetish for holding a mirror up to the world around them and exposing society’s most ridiculous flaws. The film chronicles the group’s last year in existence through first-time filmmaker Katie Turinski’s eyes.