After a brief introduction on the history of the alternative drag phenomenon from key figures on the scene, Dressed as a Girl turns its focus on its principal characters who talk about their dragtastic times and the personal demons that often hide beneath the mascara. For the next five years director Colin Rothbart, in his feature film debut, follows the highs and lows of their colourful lives, from boob jobs and breakdowns, to high heels and high drama, taking in London’s East End, Lovebox Festival, and Glastonbury Festival’s Downlow, the world’s first travelling homo disco. It offers revealing insights into their personal and family lives.