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Split: Portrait of a Drag Queen

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Gender Issues, History, Social History
  • Director:Andrew Weeks


This rags-to-riches documentary examines the life of transsexual drag performer International Chrysis. It's a story of a beautiful boy who ran away from his Brooklyn home and eventually rose to fame and predominance during the '60s. This drag artist was very charismatic, cultivated many new friends -- including surrealist painter Salvador Dali -- and found an audience appreciative of his talents. Chrysis, who died of cancer in 1990, tells a fascinating tale of the gender socialite, described as a cross...more