Hurricane Bianca

hurricane-biancaFans of drag and particularly RuPaul’s Drag Race will love Hurricane Bianca, a sweet new indie film starring Roy Haylock as Richard Martinez and his alter ego Bianca Del Rio. Haylock won the sixth season of Drag Race. The film tells the simple tale of a young gay male teacher trying to make it in the world. He fights homophobia with drag in a magical way and in the end triumphs. Along the way he helps a trans friend reunite with her family and acts as a role model for young people gay and ally. Bianca plays it straight in the film and no one questions her gender – a nod to such greats as Charles Busch. I found Hurricane Bianca to be a tender diversion from reality. This film shines brightest for fans of Drag Race and campy indie films. 3 out of 5.

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