Kickstarter Campaign Launched For Bebe Zahara Benet Documentary

Get an inside look at the life of the original "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner.

Get ready to return to Cameroon!

Bebe Zahara Benet has been thrown back into the spotlight this year with her reveal as the surprise tenth queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Bebe was crowned the first winner of the competition series, way back in Season One, and now her fierce performance on All Stars has some speculating she might end up hanging in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.

If you have been wondering what Bebe has been up to since the first season of Drag Race and now All Stars, a new documentary, Being Bebe, is here to answer that question.

Director-producer Emily Branham has been following Bebe (real name: Marshall Kudi Ngwa) for the past 12 years, filming her life from her early days as a promising drag amateur in Minneapolis, to winning the Olympics of drag—and now her triumphant return to television.

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“It’s a really exciting moment as a whole new generation of Drag Race fans is getting to know and love BeBe through All Stars 3. And with the 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race launching in just a few weeks – a story about the rise and struggles of the very first winner feels even more relevant,” said Branham.

The documentary is almost done, but still needs funds for the final stages of filming and post-production. Today, February 27, Branham and her team have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for completion of the film.

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“We’re in a great position to finish our film once we raise the completion funds for post-production. This has been an labor of love for me for a long time, and I can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to and invite BeBe’s supporters to get involved in the project through Kickstarter.”

Since this is Kickstarter campaign that means there are some sweet perks, like autographed prints and a special Bebe digital playlist, to entice fans to help back the film. Not only that, but the campaign will host a Kickstarter Live event on Tuesday, March 6 where Bebe will personally answer questions submitted from fans via social media and Reddit.

Head on over to the film’s Kickstarter page for more info on how to support the project.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3 airs Thursdays at 8/7c on VH1.

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