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13 March 2002 (Belgium) See more »
A film journey through a universe of female masculinity. A legendary Drag King Night in New York is... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Diane Torr ... Him / Herself
Dréd Gerestant ... Himself / Herself
Del La Grace Volcano ... Himself
Queen Bee Luscious ... Himself / herself
Mistress Formika ... Himself / Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philly Abe ... Himself / Herself
Dee Finley ... Himself / Herself

Mo Fischer ... Himself / Herself
Judith Halberstam ... Himself / Herself
Bridge Markland ... Himself / herself
Simo Maronati ... Himself / herself
Shelly Mars ... Himself / Herself
Martina Meijer Torr ... Himself / Herself
Marcel Meijer ... Himself / Herself
A. Hans Scheirl ... Himself / Herself
Svar Simpson ... Himself / Herself
Storme Webber ... Himself / Herself

Directed by
Gabrielle Baur 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gabrielle Baur 

Produced by
Gabrielle Baur .... producer
Kurt Maeder .... producer
Original Music by
David Shiller 
Cinematography by
Sophie Maintigneux 
Film Editing by
Salome Pitschen 
Daniela Roderer 
Jean Vites 
Production Management
Simone Froböse .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Florian Eidenbenz .... sound mixer
Rupert Ivey .... sound
Ingrid Städeli .... sound

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102 min
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:AL | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
good idea, but not entertaining to watch, 19 January 2006
Author: shanakins from Washington, DC

I love drags kings. I love the fabulously campy performances and the way they challenge traditional concepts of gender and sex. Unfortunately, I did not love watching Venus Boyz, an uneven documentary on drag kings with plenty of unfilled potential. How the director managed to make a movie so boring, unfocused and self-indulgent about a field with some of the best entertainers in the country should be one of the mysteries of the modern world. Venus Boyz's structure is simple. Combine footage of performances and minimally edited interviews with drag kings in and out of drag. The resulting film contains brief moments of humor and passing insights on gender deconstruction that are never explored fully--mostly because of the absence of an overarching story structure. Instead, viewers are treated to long interviews and voice-overs with both unattractive narcissistic kings and beautifully articulate gender benders. Venus Boyz will probably be most satisfying to viewers unfamiliar with or looking for an introduction to gender theory and the drag king phenomenon. As for me, I'd rather just go see a drag king show.

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