Film Info

Film Year: 2020

Film Duration: 74 min

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English


Lee Cooper

Film Category

After shaking his sequins for over fifty years, David Raven aka MAISIE TROLLETTE is about to celebrate his 85th birthday as Britain’s oldest drag act. As part of the countdown, a surprise extravaganza has been arranged in the UK’s capital of camp, Brighton, with a very special guest flying over from the States. At 88, Walter Cole aka DARCELLE XV is the Guinness World Record holder and still performs five nights a week at his show bar in Portland, Oregon. Our drag royalty meets over afternoon tea, but professional rivalries soon flare between Britain’s feisty Pantomime Dame and America’s regal Pageant Queen, and as his birthday grows nearer, David must deal with the unique challenges that performing in your eighties can bring. As the big day approaches, a recent health diagnosis only adds to David’s growing anxiety, but ever the professional, MAISIE gives the performance of a lifetime as she looks back on half a century of entertaining. Hilarious, heart-warming, and often heart-breaking, MAISIE is an award-winning peek into the world of a character more colorful than his gowns. Featuring Broadway classics such as ‘Lady is a Tramp’, ‘One’, and ‘If I Never Sing Another Song’, you’ll never look at your grandparents in the same way again.