Toronto, ON – February 4, 2023
Season three of the documentary series DRAG HEALS is set to premiere on Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 9:30pm ET/PT on OUTtv, and the OUTtv channel on Amazon and Apple TV in Canada and the USA. Drag Heals is produced by Charlie David at Border2Border Entertainment, directed by Charlie David and Spencer Glassman with season 3 support from the Bell Fund TV Selective program and Canada Council for the Arts.
DRAG HEALS is a hybrid stage workshop and documentary TV series that follows drag artists over an intensive month long workshop series to build their own stage show. In each episode, a guest coach joins show creator and host Tracey Erin Smith in exploring soul-deep story sharing techniques as well as the unique talents and skills required from a drag performer.
The season 3 cast features comedian Al Val (headliner Just for Laughs), Canada’s drag wrestler Alice Starr, draglesque performer Tristan Ginger, DJ Jade Elektra, vocalist Rose-Ingrid Benjamin, and event promoter and parent Buster Highman.
The guest coaches include professional makeup artist Kosta MUA who helps refine and elevate the performers looks, L’Uomo Strano fashion designer Mic Carter, celebrity vocal coach Lorraine Lawson, choreographer Steven Chau and stylist Garçonnnne.
Over the course of the intensive workshops and story crafting, the participants dive deep into their personal lives to unearth lessons learned and bring them back to the audience as a gift. They are both the pirate and the pirated, the island and treasure. The resulting stories are emotional and cathartic, both for the drag artists and the audience who share in the experience.
“Viewers see how a diverse group of strangers can come together, and by sharing their deepest stories, create a beautiful community.” said Creator and Host Tracey Erin Smith.
"Drag Heals challenges the conventions of drag dominating television and ushers in something new - an inclusive and diverse ensemble featuring drag kings, queens, and monarchs.” said director Charlie David. “Instead of a competition series, Drag Heals is a celebration of the uniqueness of each participant. We tackle tough discussions head-on around the language and culture used in drag and when it can be unknowingly hurtful. I hope the series sheds a light on some of these challenges so we as the LGBTQ community can learn and do better. In Drag Heals, the cast isn’t just performing a lip synch, they’re grabbing hold of the mic and saying something important.”
“After a successful second season, we’re thrilled to welcome Drag Heals back for a third,” said Philip Webb, Head of Originals and Development at OUTtv. “This documentary series gives drag fans an emotional insight behind the scenes of drag artists who are at the very start of their drag journey and explores important topics such as gender expression and queer identity. Drag Heals is moving, relatable and uplifting.”
Season Three will feature eight episodes that will release weekly on Friday nights at 9:30pm ET/PT from February 10th to March 31st, 2023 on OUTtv.
About Border2Border Entertainment
Border2Border Entertainment produces and promotes award-winning, critically acclaimed film, television and digital projects for the LGBTQ+ audience. Border2Border Entertainment’s ongoing relationships with TV networks, film festivals and digital platforms ensures its home-grown Canadian content is watched by millions around the globe. Border2Border Entertainment originals include the series Dating Unlocked, Avocado Toast, Womb Envy, Shadowlands and Drag Heals.
OUTtv is the world’s first LGBTQ+ television and streaming service. Home to a compelling mix of inclusive, queer-focused content from comedy to drama, documentaries, reality, and award-winning movies. OUTtv is dedicated to telling stories by and for the community and is the world’s leading provider of queer content. OUTtv Originals include Call Me Mother, Gogo For The Gold, Shine True, Boy Boy Montréal, The Villbergs Chronicles, Iconic Justice, Hot Haus, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, My Trans Journey and the documentary strand OutSpoken.
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