We're thrilled to announce that Holestar won the award for Best Drag Act last night at London's prestigious Cabaret Awards!
The self-titled "tranny-with-a-fanny" is one of the leading stars of our documentary in which she opens up about her past serving in the military and her difficult climb to the top of the drag pile.
The biologically female drag queen made the following statement today on her Facebook page "I know I'm supposed to be all cool and British about this but I'm bloody elated! Anyone who thinks being a bio woman gives me a headstart or an unfair advantage can suck my plums. Drag is in the art form, not what is between a person's legs. I was a tomboy until I started this lark, I have spent twelve years trying to master it, and still a lot to learn - but for now - I WON A F**KING AWARD!"
Placed onto a varied longlist that included Drag Queens of London star Baga Chipz, gay scene veteran Dusty O and London's up-and-coming drag king Louis Cypher, Holestar was selected as the big winner of the night from a tight shortlist that included the towering Myra DuBois and London Pride favourite La Voix. A beaming Holestar accepted her award at the packed out Cafe De Paris event just hours after posting an unassuming photo of herself with a fag hanging out of her mouth on her way to the ceremony!
Holestar will be appearing and performing at the official world premiere party for Dressed As A Girl on Sunday 22nd March at Atmos Lounge on bankside from 7pm, alongside her other cast members John Sizzle, Jonny Woo, Amber Swallows, Pia, Scottee and Ma Butcher.
Entry to the party is free with a BFI world premiere ticket (now sold out) or a £10 donation on the door which goes towards the documentary's distributions costs.
Holestar also presents a weekly screening of Ru Paul's Drag Race at The Glory pub every Tuesday in Haggerston from 7pm.
[photo credit: Dino Paciulli / words: Jack Cullen]
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