Juneau, Alaska, a small town of 30,000 people, boasts a monthly drag performance of close to 30 drag performers, organized by Gigi Monroe who is, “drag mom” to nearly half that Juneau drag family. The family is working out how to provide a vibrant and safe space for each performer to flourish in, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the whole scene. In KTOO’s new original documentary, Queens and Kings of Juneau, we meet a number of other queens and kings also finding their place in this family. The documentary depicts how a few people have come together to support each other in being as whole and vibrant as one can be.
PRODUCED BY PAIGE SPARKS, RASHAH McCHESNEY