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M.I., A Different Kind of Girl

A title-winning male impersonator struggles to find acceptance.

Overview

Genre
Lifestyle, Culture, Social Issues, and Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

ABOUT M.I.: Laine Brown, a spirited and passionate male impersonator born on North Carolina's rural coast, transforms by taping down her breasts, shaving her head, and studying the masculine performances of today's most famous male entertainers- to become the incomparable NATION TYRE, show-stopper and ground-breaker for women in drag. As she pushes the bounds of female gender identity, is there room for Nation, a lone performer, to challenge the constraints at work in the African-American and LGBT community in pursuit of fame and visibility on the world stage?

Stage
finished
Running time
51 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
TRIBES Entertainment Films
Years of Production
1
Locations
Raleigh, North Carolina
Prod. Partners
Alana Jones (co-producer)

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
2012 Hayti Heritage Film Festival; 2012 Philadelphia Black Pride Festival; Triangle Black Pride Film Festival, 2012 North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Out On Film
Distribution
Self Distribution.
Language
English

Photos

M.i. documentary film flier 2012_thumb

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