Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, is the world‘s oldest living and performing drag queen.

She’s won a Guinness World Record and an Emmy for her vivacious performances that showcase humor, glitz, and yes, even a pair of bedazzled glowing chaps!

At 87 years old, Darcelle shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to wow audiences with her weekly performances, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community is always part of the mix. Such work is nothing new for Darcelle, who has been an integral part of the gay-rights movement in Portland, Oregon since the 1970’s.

“Through Darcelle’s Eyes” will introduce audiences to the life and journey of a legendary performer who braved discrimination and never backed down. Through interviews with Darcelle, performance footage, and creatively staged animations of Portland‘s past, this timeless film preserves and honors the history of one of world‘s most cherished performers, the one and only Darcelle XV.

Documentary about the life of Walter Cole
Directed by Brad Gill, Rachel Bracker

Year 2018
Director LGBT Historical Documentary, 15 minutes, Portland, Oregon, USA, English
Writers color, 360° 6K, stereo sound / 5.1, 360 Labs
Starring Brad Gill, Rachel Bracker