Professor Washko’s ‘Workhorse Queen’ Screens at Festivals in New Zealand and San Francisco

Posted on June 7, 2021

During the month of June, Professor Angela Washko‘s documentary will screen in the Doc Edge festival in New Zealand and in the SF Docfest in San Franciso.

Workhorse Queen explores the complexities of mainstream television’s impact on queer performance culture. The film follows Ed Popil, aka drag queen Mrs. Kasha Davis. Not your average aspiring pop star drag queen, Mrs. Kasha Davis is a 1960’s era housewife trying to liberate herself from domestic toil through performing at night in secret – an homage to Ed’s own mother. After seven years of auditioning to compete on reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ed Popil was finally cast onto the show and thrust into a full time entertainment career at the late age of 44.

Doc Edge
June 3 – July 11, 2021
Doc Edge showcases the best documentaries from New Zealand and around the world and includes Doc Edge Awards, celebrating excellence in filmmaking and Doc Edge Exhibition, a showcase of digital interactive storytelling featuring top international and local VR, AR, installations, and digital stories.
Festival website

SF Docfest
June 3-20, 2021
For the 20th edition of the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, all films will screen online. Workhorse Queen will also screen in person on June 16.
Festival website