Glitterboys and Ganglands…and Genevieve MCC

Genevieve MCC is delighted to be sponsoring the World Premiere function of ‘Glitterboys and Ganglands’ at The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

‘Glitterboys and Ganglands’ is about South Africa’s biggest female impersonation beauty pageant. It is irreverent, fun, glamorous, hard-hitting and ultimately a feel-good film about acceptance and tolerance.

The film is both gritty and glamorous, capturing the humour, the drama, tears and triumphs of the girls who step out from the Cape Flats and onto the ramp to vie for the tiara – and the chance to prove themselves.

‘Glitterboys and Ganglands’ is a labour of love by Clockwork Zoo, Okuhle Media and director (and award winning author), Lauren Beukes.

The premiere is sold out but you can still book tickets to see the film in Johannesburg (Nu Metro Hyde Park) on 12 June and in Cape Town (Nu Metro V&A) on 26 June. Tickets are R40.

Here is a sneak preview….


This is Lauren’s eagerly anticipated directorial debut and I hope you will support her and the other filmmakers during the Encounters Festival. Treat yourself!

Glitterboys and Ganglands World Première

Dir: Lauren Beukes
SA 60min 2011

Deep in the heart of the Cape’s most violent ganglands, sequins are being sewn, hair arranged, tiaras polished, stilettos worn in, lashes glued and shimmies perfected: all for a night of glitz, glamour and the honour of being Miss Gay Western Cape.

Award-winning author Beukes, during the prelim rounds, turns a filmic eye on a few of the contenders who bravely present their glittering inner lady to the world, and ask to be crowned.

Kat Gilardi is the previous year’s princess and has her eye on the prize but a family illness could derail all the work her and her hubby have put in. Miss Eva Torez works by day as a mechanic, by night she scrubs off the grease and shines, and Miss Kayden van Eden, winner of many straight female pageants, is preparing for the ultimate operation and still manages to glimmer and sashay down the catwalk.

Courtesy of Clockwork Zoo and the Director

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