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“Lotus Mink” Film Screening and Performance Event (BGSQD)
May 4, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Join @newfest alum filmmaker @derricklmiddleton, director of Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop as he premieres an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming film “Lotus Mink,” a documentary about his start in drag! Film Screening with live performances from Lotus Mink, Egyptt LaBeija & Thee Suburbia America followed by Q&A! 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at @bgsqd
Derrick L. Middleton is a Harlem born filmmaker/performance artist. His directorial debut Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop world premiered at President Obama’s White House in 2016 and won the Audience Choice Award at Newfest. His follow-up film titled Lotus Mink is at once a meditation on the construct of black masculinity and a documentary about the creation of his drag persona Lotus Mink.