‘Sissyboy’: behind the makeup of Portland drag-queen troupe

SeattleTimes.NWSource.com – By John Hartl – Special to The Seattle Times

‘Sissyboy,’ a documentary directed by Katie Turinski. 68 minutes. Not rated; for mature audiences (contains nudity, rough language). Grand Illusion.

More serious than it may sound, the Northwest-based documentary “Sissyboy” zeros in on the vulnerabilities in a Portland drag-queen troupe that visits Seattle and San Francisco on its final West Coast tour.

One member is a former meth addict who thinks his life was saved by gender-bending. Another nearly drank himself to death when his brother committed suicide.