Beauty In Ugliness
Cinematographer｜Renbin Chen, Chufeng Tu, Yuqing He
BEAUTY IN UGLINESS focuses on the drag culture originated from Europe and America. Two homosexuals walk through the campus, countryside and theater in Zhuhai, China mainly within full drag looks. Through collision and communication with tourists, the documentary observes and records the reaction and attitude of Chinese people to drag culture, and records the feelings of the two participants.
Jiwei Zhang, a senior at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai，majoring in film studies. During his life in the university, he has made many short films and served as director, screenwriter and actor. Most of his topics focus on LGBT and queer films.
Beauty In Ugliness is his first time making a documentary.
In this film, we boldly chose to let the members of our team become the subjects, that is, the producer and me, actively interact with tourists through cross dressing. Drag culture is mostly performing inside of LGBT bars. We hope to observe the reaction of the tourists by showing drag culture in the public. We also hope through this film that audiences can think about the diversity of beauty and various possibilities of beauty.