A moving story, featuring dazzling cabaret performances from some of Melbourne's finest
From the time she was old enough to lipsync Beni Lola (Natasha Jynel) knew that she wanted to be a Drag Queen. There was just one problem. Girls can't be Drag Queens, right?
Auto Bio Queen explores the life story of Beni Lola through dazzling cabaret performances starring Karen From Finance, Bumpa Love, Fipe Preuss, Hannie Helsden, Rolly and of course, Beni Lola. This journey of self-discovery will touch anyone who has ever searched for somewhere to belong. Nothing is off limits in this story of exploration and acceptance, reminding us of what ties us all together and how the story of one can connect us all. Inspired by Todd Solondz's Palindromes and Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation, Auto Bio Queen blurs the lines between autobiography and art, and brings to life the age old question from Mama Ru "if you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
Natasha Jynel's work as a creative director, writer and performer (under Beni Lola) can be seen in publications such as Archer Mag and SBS, music videos for Le1f and on stage in productions such as Threadbare which debuted at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016.