No Makeup

Winner > Best First Time Documentary Film
“No makeup” is a reflection on the general concept of creating a character – stage and social; it’s a story about a way to self-knowledge.
The movie is a borderline between documentary and performance; during preparations for the evening drag show performers talk about the need for auto-expression, what “drag” means to them, and stereotypes rumored about them.
As a definition “drag” is an exaggeration of feminity or masculinity, emotions, features, or behaviors not appearing in daily life but there is no one definition of what drag really is.
During the intimate conversations they share their struggles, doubts and stories told completely with “no make-up”, through the prism of which we think we know them.
Director > Monika Konarzewska
Writer > Monika Konarzewska
Producer > Monika Konarzewska