This Drag Queen Revenge Movie Must Be Made
You can't possibly support every LGBT film project that's desperate for cash, but this bitchy little gem sounds like it might be worth every cent.
Hurricane Bianca is described as "a comedy about a New York teacher who moves to small town Texas, is outed and fired, and returns disguised as a mean lady to get revenge on the nasty townfolk." Think In & Out meets Kill Bill meets Mrs. Doubtfire?
Writer and director Matt Kugelman was inspired by close friend Roy Haylock, the man behind popular insult comic and drag performer Bianca Del Rio, host of the headline-making Hot Mess parties. Haylock relocated to New York from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
"The story of Hurricane Bianca deals with the issues of trying to 'be yourself' in a world that doesn't quite accept you," says Kugelman of his debut feature. "The main character, Richard, a fish-out-of-water gay New Yorker that winds up in small-town Texas, is harassed and fired from his job when his sexuality is discovered. He creates an alter ego, disguising himself as 'Bianca,' and gets re-hired in order to get revenge on those that were nasty to him. Although Bianca is merely an alter ego, she's badass. She's smart, beautiful, but most importantly, she doesn't put up with cruelty. I think that Bianca's assertiveness will empower not only young gay people to stand up for themselves, but anyone who has ever felt alienated or different. No matter who you are, the story is going to make you laugh!"
Go ahead and give til it hurts on Indiegogo — because hell hath no fury like a drag queen scorned!