Support our documentary and learn all about 22 Drag Kings! We’d like to have our French film subtitled in English.


The project

Films don’t exist unless they’re seen! 

Drag Queens and their cabaret shows are well-known in France, but Drag Kings still remain very much on the sidelines. This film follows 22 Kings from all over France as they work the stage and lead workshops, always bringing fun into their artistic and political approaches. It’s hard to argue that gender isn’t literally a social construct after watching these Drag Kings explore the codes of masculinity and carefully deconstruct their own feminine codes.   




What’s a Drag King? – Someone who plays with the codes of masculinity, who performs as a character during a show, a party, a workshop or more.  


By supporting Parole de King!, you can help put these fantastic people front and center, and allow others to enjoy their performances and be inspired.  



Louis(e) de Ville



Tom Nanty




Minnie Valentine, Livia Bellugio et Augustin Debord



Victor Lemaure



Isabelle Diego Sentis, Clyde The Dude et Marie



Why did I make this film?  Drag Kings have been on my radar for years, but mainly through films and photos of American performers. The first time I saw Drag Kings onstage in France was in 2004, when the King du Berry performed in Paris. I was first taken in by the fun and playful aspects of drag and loved how believable these performers were as men.  In 2007, while working as a journalist, I crossed paths with the artist Louis(e) de Ville and the documentary Louis(e) de Ville, Portrait of a Bad Girl (48 min) was born. I followed her across Europe and noticed how much her approach to drag caught the public’s attention, how it drove them to think and ask questions. This led to very interesting conversations with people from all walks of life.  I felt compelled to meet and film other Drag Kings throughout the country, which led me to understand just how different their approaches, their lives and their end goals were. This diversity of experience allowed us to make a film that presents a wide variety of perspectives.




The team behind the film

Chriss Lag - Director

A filmmaker and journalist with a background in film and advertising studies, she began her career as a movie columnist on the radio. She then worked with magazines, websites and web TV channels as a journalist and photographer. Her fiction and documentary films have been broadcast on Canal+ (a popular French premium cable channel).


Julie Clavier – Cinematography and sound

Filmmaker, chief camerawoman and director of photography for several documentaries, short films and experimental films.


Sophie Nogier – Editing

She has worked as an editor and screenwriter for over 30 films.


Gilles Rammant – Drag King portraitist

His photos, live shots and posed images from cabaret shows, are shown in the film. He also made 11 wonderful series of portraits of the film's Drag Kings that we can use for posters, calendars and various promotional purposes. His work as a photographer reflects what's important to him as a person. He sees these Drag King portraits as a way to introduce levity in a falsely binary world. 





Why fund it?

Everybody on the team works as a volunteer, but we sometimes need to call on external service providers, buy small equipment, travel, etc. These small costs can quickly add up to alarmingly big ones! 

We need you so that this film can be seen beyond France's borders. This means it needs to be subtitled, which entails additional technical costs. 


Goal n°1 2,350€

1,500€ - Digital screening formats (DCP, Hard drives, BluRay…)

500 € - German subtitles and creation of new screening formats

350€ - Making and sending rewards, payment of Kiss Kiss Bank Bank commission.  


What happens if we go over 2 350€?

We could translate the film into additional languages and have more means for distribution.

2,000€ - Subtitling in English

390€ - Film promotion material for maximum visibility in festivals (posters, fliers, press kits…)

500 € - Embedding of English subtitles and creation of new screening formats

159 € - 1-year membership to a digital platform to enable viewing and help us get booked at film festivals

300€ - External HDD to save rushes, photos, production documents, different versions of the film, etc. 1,000€ - Digital screening formats - DCP  


Bulle Production, a non-profit, supports Parole de King! and manages contributions and the production budget. 


Chriss Lag is a director, journalist and a photographer. Her films, fictions and documentaries have been selected in several international festivals and aired on television (Canal +). Her last documentary “Louis(e) de Ville portrait of a bad girl!” follows a young actress, author and burlesque performer throughout time, from show to show across Europe.... See more

Newest comments

Super film, vu à Cineffable! Il fait un bien fou et ouvre les perspectives de tout(e) un(e) chacun(e)! Je suis contente de participer au Kiss Kiss Bank Bank et je motiverais un max les gens pour qu'ils en fassent autant! ;)
¡¡¡¡Merci les Kings et bonne route à tous et bonne vie à ce bijou de docu! !!! Merci Chris