Parole de King !

Parole de King ! : Drag Queens and their cabaret shows are well-known in France, but Drag Kings still remain very much on the sidelines. Chriss Lag traveled all over France and met 22 Kings to bring them front and center. We follow them as they work the stage and lead workshops, always bringing fun into their artistic and political approaches. It’s hard to argue that gender isn’t literally a social construct after watching these Drag Kings explore the codes of masculinity and carefully deconstruct their own feminine codes.

  • Chriss Lag
    Director
    Louis(e) de Ville, portrait of a bad girl.
  • Chriss Lag
    Writer
    Louis(e) de Ville, portrait of a bad girl.
  • Chriss Lag
    Producer
    Louis(e) de Ville, portrait of a bad girl.
  • Louis(e) de Ville
    Key Cast
  • Tom Nanty
    Key Cast
  • Victor Lemaure
    Key Cast
  • Isabelle Santis
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Parole de King !
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival International du Film de Femmes
    Créteil, France
    15/03/2015
    France Premiere
  • MIC GENERO
    Mexico City, Mexico
    12/09/2015
    Mexican Premiere
  • Festival International du Film Lesbien et Féministe de Paris
    Paris, France
    03/12/2015
  • Festival du film d'éducation
    Evreux
    France
    December 2, 2015
  • Outview
    Athene
    Greece
    April 17, 2016
    Greek Premiere
  • Mostra Internacional de film de dones
    Barcelone
    Spain
    June 12, 2015
  • Transposition
    Annecy
    France
    May 22, 2016
  • Festival du film subversif
    Metz
    France
    June 10, 2016
  • Vue d'en face
    Grenoble
    France
    April 3, 2016
  • Chéries, chéris
    Paris
    France
    November 27, 2025
  • CinePride
    Nantes
    France
    June 3, 2016
  • Echo du festival du film d'éducation
    Montpellier
    France
    May 31, 2016
  • Merlinka
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    December 13, 2016
    Serbia Premiere
Director Biography - Chriss Lag

Chriss Lag is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. After studying film and advertising, she began her career as a movie columnist on the radio. She then worked with magazines, websites and web TV channels as a journalist and photographer.
Her fiction and documentary films have been selected at international film festivals and broadcast on TV. The representation and position of women in society are at the heart of her work. She pays special attention to everything that questions, disrupts, and unravels the traditional image of women, whether in art, media or sports.

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Hold that pose for me (30') Documentary - 2018 (Post Production)
Chroniques d'un festival (45' x 2) Documentary - 2018
Voguers of Paris (7' x 5) Documentary websérie - 2017
Parole de King ! (96') Documentary - 2016
Louis(e) de Ville, Portrait of a Bad Girl! (48’) Documentary – 2011
Filles en aiguille (3’41): Fiction - Push Productions - 2014
Entre nous ? (14’): Documentary - Push Productions and Public G TV - 2010 
Le trongouinoscope (5’): Fiction - 1995
C’est pas plus triste que la vie (12’): Documentary - 1991
Paroles de basket (3’): Documentary - 1991
Et nous que ferons-nous ? (20’): Fiction - 1990
I’m a legend in my own mind (10’): Fiction - 1989