Monday's TV pick: Muslim Drag Queens

Published Monday, Aug 24 2015, 01:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Homosexuality is widely seen as forbidden within Islam and the exhibitionist nature of drag is one of the ultimate taboos, but we've got unprecedented access to the clandestine community in Muslim Drag Queens.

We'll go inside the secret gay Asian – 'Gaysian' – community in the UK and focus on the story of three of the 100-150 Muslim drag queens facing the seemingly impossible challenge of gaining acceptance and tolerance.

Muslim Drag Queens, Mon 24 Aug

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Narrated by Sir Ian Mckellen, it's a powerful and moving documentary telling the story of people desperately trying to come to terms with their sexuality versus their cultural identity.

Muslim Drag Queens, C4, 10pm

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