RuPaul’s Drag Race graced our television screens for the first time, there was another form of drag entertainment that threw us into a tizzy: the cult classic drag comedy film, Girls Will Be Girls.
Directed by Richard Day, Girls Will Be Girls tells the story of three actresses at various places in their careers. Originally conceived as a TV series for Showtime, the movie was released as a low budget film in 2003.
But where it lacked in production value, it more than made up for in its whip-smart writing, over-the-top camp, and hilarious performances from the likes of drag icons Miss Coco Peru (Clinton Leupp) and Varla Jean (Jeffery Roberson), as well as actor Jack Plotnick.On the heels of its 20th anniversary, Queerty recently rewatched the queer-tastic comedy, and counted all the reasons why you should too…Whereas many films of the time often starred men dressing up as women for the sake of comedy (see: Mrs.
Doubtfire or The Birdcage), Girls Will Be Girls was totally different in that it had men playing heterosexual women, who have straight sex and even get pregnant.It’s a small detail that makes the movie feel that much more special and unusual.