What to watch: The Winner Takes It All
What do you get when you throw an outrageous Drag Queen, her bestie, a gigolo, and a porn-star into a high-stakes crime caper?
You get a film like The Winner Takes It All – entertaining, super-camp, and not taking itself too seriously.
Written and directed by James Demitri, The Winner Takes It All is a vehicle for drag performer Maxi Shield to showcase her talents.
Maxi is on a crusade of revenge after she’s double-crossed in a crime caper by her boyfriend.
While the plot is fairly lightweight, this is a film made with a lot of enthusiasm and a passion for absurdist comedy. Maxi manages to create a character that is funny whatever she’s doing – eating cheezels, running, talking on the phone, having sex in the shower. She spends the entire movie in drag and in character.
The film also stars Manuel Kornisiuk, Jessica Marchi, and Jack Stratton-Smith.
Thankfully, we also get to see a lot of Kornisiuk’s ass. It’s’ an ass that deserves all the awards.