In the documentary film Drag Dad,
James William Ross IV (aka Tyra Sanchez), winner of season two of the
drag reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, credits his son with
saving his life.
Prior to drag stardom, Ross was a
homeless teen. At 17, he fathered a baby boy with his best friend.
Jeremiah is now seven.
Director Bjorn Floki said he hopes the
film breaks down prejudices against gay families.
“We want to give audiences an
in-depth look into the domestic life of one LGBT family, offering a
rather 'extreme' representation of a gay parent, to show that gay
parents are not so different from 'regular parents' when it comes to
raising a child,” Floki, who is openly gay, said in a statement.
“Love and dedication to your child defies all labels. We have seen
James and Jeremiah together, and the sweet nature of their
relationship. We want to bring that relationship to the screen, and
show that there is no one correct recipe for a good father.” (A
trailer for the film is embedded in the right panel of this page.
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More than 300 people have kicked in to
finance Drag Dad
As of Sunday, producers had raise nearly $12,000 of their $16,000