Black Cap Drag
  • Year1969
  • Duration42 min

A rare surviving record of 1960s drag performance at Camden's Black Cap pub, last screened in the UK more than 25 years ago. Drag queens Shane and Laurie Lee perform and discuss their craft in this home-made documentary by US-born filmmaker Richard Benner, who later made the Canadian drag feature Outrageous! (1977). With thanks to the San Francisco Media Archive.

This 1960s drag double-bill offers a sneak preview of the BFI’s LGBT50 project which includes a two-month BFI Southbank season, and a collection of newly digitised archive Film and TV made available on BFI Player.

Supported by BFI

  • Director(s): Richard Benner
  • Producer(s): Richard Benner
  • Country: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video ProRes
  • Premiere status: None
Director Filmography
Felicity's Tormentor
1990
The Proof of the Pudding
1987
Too Outrageous
1980
Outrageous
1977
Happy Birthday, Gemini
1977
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