"‘Old Age can be a Drag."
An intimate portrait of ageing and friendship as Maisie Trollette, Britain’s oldest drag act, prepares for his 85th birthday and meets 87 year old Darcelle XV, Guinness World Record Holder from the
USA for the very first time.
After fifty long years in the business, Mr. David Raven is still shaking his sequins as ‘Maisie
Trollette’, Britain’s oldest working drag artiste. David’s 85th is fast approaching and a special birthday performance has been arranged in the
UK’s capital of camp, Brighton. At 87, Walter Cole is The Guinness Book Of Records Oldest Performing Drag Queen in the World and he is flying over from Portland, USA to meet David for the very first time.
But professional rivalries soon flare between Britain’s feisty Pantomime Dame and America’s regal Pageant Queen, and as his birthday grows nearer David must deal with the unique challenges that performing in your eighties can bring.
David has recently been diagnosed with health issues, and the surprise birthday event only adds to his growing anxiety. But ever the professional, ‘Maisie’ gives the performance of a lifetime as she looks back on half-a-century of entertaining.
Featuring Broadway classics such as ‘Lady is a Tramp’, ‘One’, and ‘If I Never Sing Another Song’, MAISIE is a hilarious, heart-warming and often heart-breaking peek into the world of a character more colourful than his gowns.
Out in UK cinemas and on Bohemia Euphoria from 5 August
Producer: Lee Cooper, Deborah Aston
Stars: Maisie Trollette, Darcelle XV, Paul O’Grady
“This isn’t just a show, this is part of our history, and it will become part of our heritage.”
4th Apr 2022