about THE FILM
"Project Peppermint" is the working title of the documentary about the life of the remarkable New York City drag legend, Peppermint. The audience will be taken on a journey through her transition while she rises as an international star on VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race. The film will address topics such as fame, gender and identity, searching for an answer to the question "can a trans woman be a drag queen?"
We have been documenting Pep's struggles and triumphs since 2016, even before she found international acclaim on Rupaul's Drag Race. Over the past 2 years, we have filmed close to 200 hours of footage and interviews with Peppermint, her close friends and celebrities such as Lavern Cox, Cazwell, Trace Lysette ("Transparent"), Bob The Drag Queen, and others.
We spent countless hours with her as she traveled across the country and to Europe, filming her everyday interactions that form a full picture of the life of Peppermint interacting with her fans, her doctors, and the people who know her best. The project has been self-financed from the moment we started filming.
In 2017 we ran a crowd-funding campaign through Indie GoGo and achieved our initial goal within the first two weeks.
The film is currently is post production and is expected to be finished in 2019.