a new film by emily Branham
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PURPOSE.

Being BeBe intimately charts 15 years in the life of drag performer Marshall Ngwa (aka BeBe Zahara Benet):  An immigrant to America from homophobic Cameroon, first champion on Reality TV phenomenon RuPaul’s Drag Race, and a leading artist celebrating Black Queer Excellence today.

Marshall’s emotional journey raises timely concerns at the intersection of LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and immigrant lives within the context of a hard-fought artist’s journey toward success against all odds.
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"I loved it…a modern Cameroonian-American fairy tale."

- Helene Faussart (Singer/composer, Les Nubians)

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"It’s incredible that African parents provided that access and support - it shows hope and breaks down stereotypes. BeBe will be an icon for Francophone LGBTQ kids in Africa."

- Matamba Kombila (Filmmaker, Gabon)

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"This film is TERRIFIC...Fun, touching, often truly fabulous in the best way, and very much about big cultural issues beyond just BeBe’s adventure."

- Doug Blush (Supervising Editor 20 FEET FROM STARDOM; Consulting Editor MR. SOUL, ICARUS)