Ramblings of a Middle-Aged Drag Queen, a short film written by gender queer Hamilton actor and screenwriter Darren Stewart-Jones, makes its world debut at the Hamilton Film Festival on November 6th, 2022 at the Staircase Theatre.

“I am thrilled to share this short film with audiences,” says Stewart-Jones, who also appears in the film as Miss Ogyny, a world-wearied drag queen who performs nightly in a Toronto gay bar.

Produced by PEI filmmaker Goldy Locks and directed by Aharon Jinjihashvili, the film was shot in Charlottetown earlier this year with generous support from the Film PEI Film4Ward program. Lisa Crawford is Executive Producer on the short.

“I travel back and forth between Hamilton and Charlottetown constantly,” says Goldy Locks. “So, it makes sense that this short that we filmed here in PEI will debut back in Ontario.”

Ramblings of a Middle-Aged Drag Queen is set in Toronto in the mid-1990s, towards the end of the AIDS crisis. In the short, a prying journalism student (Isaiah Kolundzic) interviews a drag queen who is somewhat guarded about her personal life and background.

The team behind the short film also produces the award-winning Bell Fibe TV1 series Pink Is In.

Tickets for Ramblings of a Middle-Aged Drag Queen are available at hamiltonfilmfestival.com

Presented by Pink One Productions.

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