Analysis Of The Movie ' Kinky Boots ' Essay

790 Words Apr 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Kinky Boots is a film based on a true story about a shoe factory running out of business and the factory owner, Charlie Price, has to find a way to save the business. This movie is based on a true story and also displays multiple examples of intersectionality. One major example of intersectionality displayed would be Lola as she was a drag queen as well as African American. Both of these identities found in Lola shaped her life and how she was treated.
When Charlie brought Lola into his factory, he took her in the back way to hide her from the rest of the workers. Charlie did not know how him employees would react to the fact that a drag queen was in his factory and tried to avoid interaction. This was not a great start to the interaction between Lola and Charlie and I could only image how it made Lola feel. Another scene where Lola was treated differently because she was a drag queen was when Nicola, Charlie’s fiancée meets Lola. Nicola does not like the fact that Charlie does not want to sale the factory and she really does not like the fact that Lola is working with Charlie. When Nicola meets Lola, she rejects Lola’s handshake and calls her a hermaphrodite, which is an inaccurate statement.
As Lola is also African American she was looked down on. She was the only African American in the factory and many underestimated her. Although this story took place in England, where racism is not as serious as America, I do feel that she was put at a disadvantage because of her…

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