Chrissy Judy is a coming-of-age drag queen dramedy navigating love, friendship and drag culture, as well as rediscovering oneself.
The film was written, directed and edited by Todd Flaherty, who also stars as “Judy.” The cast also includes Wyatt Fenner, Joey Taranto, Kiyon Spencer, and James Tison.
From the official synopsis:
Judy’s been described as many things: a free spirit, a day dreamer, a boy-crazy hot mess. But this is going to be the summer it all comes together for this ambitious, 30-something drag queen/cater-waiter and his best friend, Chrissy (Wyatt Fenner).
That is, until Chrissy’s priorities suddenly shift, forcing a disillusioned Judy to examine his life and priorities as a queer artist, and rediscover himself in the process.
In this dark comedy, “Chrissy Judy” explores the universal pain of breaking up with your best friends and questions, “What do you do when your chosen family no longer chooses you?”
The film had its world premiere at Provincetown Film Festival before screening OutFest, NewFest, Hamptons IFF & over 20 more worldwide.
Edge Media praised the film for “its exploration of a fragile soul and his missed opportunities and the results are exhilarating” and described Flaherty’s direction as “assured and bold in his choices.”
Chrissy Judy opens this Friday in Los Angeles, expands to New York and San Francisco on April 7, followed by a digital and DVD release on April 11.