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418 M.I., A Different Kind of Girl
A title-winning male impersonator struggles to find acceptance.


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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

Leslie Cunningham ... Director/Producer

Alana Jones ... Co-Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.

TRIBES Entertainment Films

Production years

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