Encore Shorts: I Don’t Need a Reason

Director's Statement

This short film was an opportunity to celebrate Lady Camden’s accomplished history as a ballet dancer. It was important to not just showcase the gorgeous tutu created by Katty Scott for the runway of season 14 episode 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but to remove the nails, the lips, the hair, and shoes and reveal the artist behind Lady Camden.

Lady Camden had come within inches of becoming a finalist on the season and at this moment I wanted to intimately explore her inception. Why did Rex decide to pursue ballet and what parallels could I draw from that motivation and his motivation to then progress into drag and create Lady Camden? These are the questions that drove me in creating this film.

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I Dont Need a Reason, SFDFF Encore Shorts 2022

Film Info

Director: Luke Willis
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
(United States, 2022) 3:00 minutes
Documentary, Short
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