A drag troupe comprised of performers with Down syndrome held a handful of underground events this summer around East London, promising “drag mayhem” during “extra Chromosome Drag night with our royal Queens and Kings.”
It was part of a project of the London-based Culture Device, which receives public funding from the Arts Council of England.
“I think it’s new for contemporary culture to include people with learning disabilities in avant-garde culture or in high culture – or in high fashion,” LGBT activist and event organizer Daniel Vais told ITV.
Vais now plans to take Drag Syndrome to a global audience, having had numerous clubs across the world already making offers to host the night.
“It’s quite new to everyone, but from what I see – it works really well, really, really well actually.”
Watch the teaser trailer below.