The World According to Pussy Noir [w/t]
A local drag performer combines haute couture and history, exploring her community heritage, as she prepares to put on her final show at the Kennedy Center.
Pussy Noir, or Jason Barnes, has been a drag performer in the Nation's Capital for several decades. A classically trained artist, the majority of Ms. Noir’s professional background is in theater and fashion design, but she combines a variety of artistic mediums and cultural influences in her performances. Working as a fellow at the Kennedy Center’s Culture Caucus for the last year, Jason has sought to elevate drag onto one of the biggest stages in the region.
This twenty minute vérité documentary looks at the work that Jason is doing at the Kennedy Center, his evolution and education as an artist, his relationship with drag, and his family. Jason’s interest in history also takes him on a brief exploration of some early sites for drag culture in D.C. and Baltimore. The development and completion of his final project at the Kennedy Center serves as the overall background story arc for the film.
This project is currently in development/early production.