What the Funk?! A love Letter to the POC Community

This documentary tells the story of the first edition of What the Funk?! - the first POC burlesque festival from the Pacific Northwest.
Mx. Pucks A'Plenty (they/them), the initiator of this festival is the character driving the narrative, sharing their personal story, and their way of breaking the rules of burlesque by creating a festival that features funk music and performers of color. It's the story of the process of transforming personal artistic energy into a love letter for the POC community. Guests of the festival reflect on their life as burlesque performers, on the burlesques scene as an industry, on the body as a performative canvas, and on the burlesque community as a supportive pilar for personal expression and development.

  • Kia Pucket
  • Adriana Guiman
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival Opening Film
    United States
    October 13, 2022
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection, Opening Film
Director - Adriana Guiman