Shot over a period of 15 years, this intimate portrait captures the incredible rise of the first ever winner of RuPaul's Drag Race: the legendary BeBe Zahara Benet.

93 min | Feature | BEING BEBE | English, French | USA

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UPDATE 8/17: The venue for this event has changed to the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum, located at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Parking can be found in the East Garage of L.A. Live at 888 W. Olympic Blvd.

Start time will now be 8:30 PM


Known worldwide as BeBe Zahara Benet, the first ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this decade-spanning documentary introduces audiences to Marshall Ngwa, the creative force behind the glamour. Being BeBe traces Benet’s early years growing up in a deeply homophobic Cameroon to gaining prominence on the local amateur drag scene in Minneapolis. Shot over a period of 15 years, long before Benet’s cultural ascendance and television stardom, the film offers an intimate backstage look at the life of one of the most singular and iconic drag queens working today.

Special live performance by BeBe Zahara Benet to precede the in-person screening.

** live performance elements are subject to change as Los Angeles County’s COVID protocols evolve.

Director : Emily Branham

Producer : Emily Branham, Marc Smolowitz, Jonathan Goodman Levitt, Bat-Sheva Guez (Co-Producer), Diego Wyatt (Co-Producer)

Cast : Marshall Kudi Ngwa aka BeBe Zahara Benet