Entertainment Weekly today posted exclusive pics from photographer Matt Baum from the upcoming holiday movie starring starring Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme – set to premiere globally this winter on VOD platforms.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special is about two queens who set out to film a classic Christmas TV variety show, but can’t agree on how.
The quirky, campy production — filmed safely on a Seattle soundstage throughout September under strict CDC safety guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic — follows DeLa’s attempt to preserve the cheery Christmas traditions of her childhood (with help from the spirit of her deceased grandmother, who lives on in a glass of eggnog.
Together, the duo sings and dances their way through an array of seasonal tunes as their ideologies clash, culminating in a fiery clash for creative control of the show. Along the way, various ghosts of Christmases past (and a mysterious naked man with a holiday secret) put things into perspective, and the two come to a mutual understanding of tradition and togetherness.
“If there’s anybody who knows how to adapt with the times and create art while facing adversity, it’s drag queens,” DeLa excusively tells EW in an exclusive statement about the production, which co-stars a surrealist roster of Seattle theater icons from the dance, burlesque, and puppetry worlds. “I have been producing and directing theater for myself and other queer artists for years, and getting to make my first foray into producing and directing film for The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Special has been an experience I will never forget.
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