Private Project

Dear Doris

DEAR DORIS tells the outlandish behind-the-scenes tale of queer cult classic Vegas in Space (VIS) while framing the timely tour de force that was Doris Fish’s life. An unsung innovator, drag icon, and sex worker – his story has too often been lost in more monolithic representations of the gay arts scene and AIDS-era San Francisco. Decades after his death, his colorful friends, campy VIS collaborators, and troves of rare archival films finally come together with stunning animation for Doris to reclaim centerstage where she ruled up until her death in 1991.

  • Scott Braucht
    Mel & Kate
  • Scott Braucht
    Mel & Kate
  • Janique Robillard
    From There to Here, The Fix
  • Kanani Koster
    Any Oregon Sunday, Li HiNG MUi
  • Phillip R. Ford
    Key Cast
    Vegas In Space
  • Miss X
    Key Cast
    Vegas In Space
  • Joshua Grannell
    Key Cast
    "Self, Peaches Christ"
    All About Evil
  • Bob Hawk
    Key Cast
    The Times of Harvey Milk, Vito, Chasing Amy
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    queer, lgbtqiaplus, lgbt, history, queerhistory, drag, dragqueen, humor, drama, filmwithinafilm, diy, documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2025
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, France, United States
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  • United States
Director Biography - Scott Braucht

SCOTT BRAUCHT is an Oregon-based queer filmmaker, whose creative endeavors were sparked when he got his hands on a VHS camera at the age of eight. He is creatively driven and strives to cultivate daring stories for voices not as visible in mainstream media, particularly with his debut feature documentary DEAR DORIS. For this in progress film Scott has been awarded two RACC Grants, a Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence grant, the 2023 Seattle Pride Artist Residency, and the Sou-wester Artist Residency along with a pride month exhibition in their theater. In 2023, he co-founded “I Saw That: Queer Movie Club,” as a space for monthly screenings in the Portland area. His commitment to stories centering the LGBTQ2ia+ community is evidenced in prior work, including his short MEL & KATE that was an official selection at Newfest in 2011 and his experimental short CUBICLES & COWGIRLS that screened at multiple queer film festivals. Scott recently received a RACC Grant for the pilot of his series LULU’S CLUBHOUSE, highlighting businesses owned by marginalized community members impacted during Covid, hosted by drag queen Lulu Luscious. In addition to his directorial pursuits, Scott art directs narrative films and music videos for artists including Cake, The Shins, and Lara Gibson and freelances as an assistant editor. He earned a Certificate in Filmmaking from the NW Film Center and is passionate about volunteering with numerous film and art venues in Portland’s vibrant arts community.

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