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China PK Queen

Every day at 3pm Jessica starts his make-up to be ready for his performance at 7:30. He does not perform in a bar or in a theater but at home facing his mobile phone. He is an online professional Drag Queen. Each day of the week he gets online to perform and to receive “gifts” from his fans. Although he enjoys being a Drag Queen, he not only has to prove his talents and skills but also to fight against prejudices and discrimination. Even if the space for drag shows in China is constrained, he is always looking for opportunities to perform in front of live audiences.

  • Xiaogang Wei
  • Xiaogang Wei
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    PK 皇后
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    37 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 4, 2021
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    8,000 USD
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Director Biography - Xiaogang Wei

Xiaogang Wei was born and raised in Xinjiang, China. He was trained as an actor at the drama department of the Xinjiang Arts Institute in Urumqi and at the Shanghai Drama Academy. Having a passion for community work and a drive to contribute to social change, Xiaogang has continually searched for meaningful ways to share his drama skills with others and to use them in socially relevant ways.
In 2005 he started to engage himself on the production side of various films and other productions benefiting different social movements in China. In 2007, he founded the LGBT webcast "Queer Comrades", for which he hosted and directed more than 400 videos and reached over 50 million viewers/times. Until 2019, he was the executive director of the NGO Beijing Gender. Founded in 2002, it was the first Chinese NGO to focus on issues of gender, sexuality and sexual health, thus fulfilling a pioneering role in Chinese society. Together with the Beijing Gender, he launched a series of groundbreaking events in China, including Queer University, the China AIDS Walk, the China Rainbow Awards, the China LGBTI Conference and All Gender Toilet Program.
Today, Xiaogang focuses on documentaries and film making. He is a member of the organizing committee of the Beijing Queer Film Festival. He was a member of the jury at the 2016 International Berlin Teddy Film Festival.
In 2013 he got the Vanguard Awards from LA LGBT Center for his contribution to the LGBTI movement in China.

魏建刚出生成长在新疆,就读于新疆艺术学院和上海戏剧学院。毕业以后,他来到了北京,在许多深受好评的戏剧和电影中参与演出, 他也曾在一些院校和学府任教戏剧类课程,2000年开始魏建刚对社区工作产生具有巨大的热情,他不断探索各种有意义的途径和相关的方式来参与和推动社会进步,2005年受邀在联合国儿童基金会担任儿童活动顾问。
同时在2005年他开始投身于纪录片制作和其他有利于中国社会进步的艺术创作。 2007年他创立了名为“同志亦凡人”的网络视频,旨在提高LGBT在社会中的能见度,在“同志亦凡人”有他主持并导演了400多部影像视频短片和纪录片,超过5000万人次观看。2010年开始做北京纪安德执行主任,他开创了一系列有影响力的公益项目,其中包括中国LGBT组织论坛,中国爱滋徒步,中国彩虹媒体奖,酷儿大学和性别友善厕等所项目。

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