Absolut Empire's Ball

Underneath the Empire

Scarlett Bobo, self-starting Toronto drag queen, leads a behind-the-curtain tour of Toronto’s drag scene, showing the impetus and determination for her creation of Absolut Empire’s Ball, Toronto’s most inclusive drag competition, and why it is needed in the community. This is a story of the resilience that went into creating a more inclusive and accepting environment, where all types of drag artists are welcome, in a community that is often stigmatized and marginalized. Visionaries like Scarlett BoBo dare to make the change they want to see in the world, building tomorrow’s Toronto.