29-year-old Baptiste is in a relationship with Samia when he first meets Cookie Kunty, a young drag queen from the Parisian scene who immediately mesmerizes him. Initially motivated by the idea of a photography project revolving around Cookie, he immerses himself into this world, eventually embarking upon a relationship with Quentin, the young man behind the drag queen.
“I was finishing my studies at the Fémis film school when I discovered Cookie Kunty on stage. I was writing my final short film project. The art of drag fit so perfectly with the subject of my film that I finally wrote a drag queen character... before I became one in real life.
As I discovered the drag world, I found an insolence, a way to taunt the norm, a form of joyful radicalness. By being around queens, Baptiste develops his own creativity and ends up changing completely.
Just like queens embrace their freedom to be multifaceted (a young man by day, a female creature at night), Baptiste finally allows himself to be bigger than he ever allowed himself to be. It is exactly what Samia wished for him, but it took meeting up with queens for it to happen. Queens free themselves from the norms by performing with bodies that are transformed by showbiz tricks... Makeup in itself already works as a liberating mask. And those bodies remain powerful and free even out of drag.”