a short film by Robbie Baldwin
2003 | 13 mins | Australia
›› A Wonderful Day
coming out, drag queen style
A Wonderful Day by Robbie Baldwin Performing on stage has never been such hard work when you're a closet drag queen - surely a contradiction in terms? Yet this man with a-liking for putting on a show ladies style, shows real feelings when he rushes to the bedside of his dying mother, on the day that Australia stood still to watch Cathy Freeman race for gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Deeply touching as one would expect, this well-executed short charts the well-worn scenario of coming out, only refreshingly from the perspective of a drag queen who whilst OUT on stage, is IN when the curtain goes down. Yet and in as much as this film deals with the bottom line truth of being open with those you love, before it is too late, this is far from being a sombre work. Rather it contains some fine comic touches, courtesy of an Australian taxi driver who boldly goes where few taxi drivers, have gone before! Emotional at its core, but equally entertaining.
screened as part of the 19th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2005
starring: Stephen Mark Adams, Bella Vendramini, Mark Duffy
Copyright 2005 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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