"Prime time TV producer Colin Rothbart set out to make a film celebrating the East End’s vibrant drag scene, which premieres at the East End Film Festival this week.
But instead he ended up having a “more gay and colourful” life after entering into a long-term relationship with one of the stars of the show, Jonny Woo, and later opened up a pub with him dedicated to the art.
Colin, 42, whose day job involves working on shows like The Apprentice and Extreme Fishing, has spent the past six years tracking the lives of seven flamboyant characters, in his touching movie Dressed As A Girl, which premieres at the East End Film Festival next week.
Encouraged by a friend who suggested making a British version of Paris is Burning, an iconic film about New York’s drag scene in the 80s, he went off to Glastonbury to meet the potential cast in 2009 at travelling disco NYC.
Colin, of Shrubland Road, Haggerston, said: “I didn’t know a huge amount about the scene at the time, most of my friends are straight, people were suspicious at first, it took a long time to get their trust, they were worried they might be misrepresented or they could be exploited, but one of the early converts to doing it was Jonny Woo.” READ THE FULL STORY
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