Are you #TeamPeppermint?
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 contestant Peppermint, who’s currently one of four finalists, is the subject of an upcoming documentary. Titled Project Peppermint, the film captures the New York queen’s rise to international stardom after years of struggle.
A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched on IndieGoGo to help fund the last stages of production and distribution for the film, which is due for release next year.
Filmmaker Oriel Pe’er has been following Peppermint since before her Drag Race journey began, chronicling her coming out as a trans woman. She opens up in the film for the first time about initially considering sex work to pay for her gender-alignment surgery.
Peppermint also addresses the criticism that she has received as trans woman in the drag scene. “Even if I’d never been assigned male at birth, I would have found my way to the stage,” she says in a new trailer. “Am I going to continue to do drag and wear lashes and put on makeup and go out on stage? Yes. My spirit belongs on stage.”
Project Peppermint also includes interviews with Peppermint’s close friends, including Laverne Cox, Transparent’s Trace Lysette, and Bob the Drag Queen.
Donation incentives on IndieGoGo include an exclusive brunch and one-on-one makeup tutorial with Peppermint.
Watch the Project Peppermint trailer below.