Ballerina Boys

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An all-male company has offered their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy for 45 years.

Matt Roush

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American Masters: Ballerina Boys celebrates the more than 45-year history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male satirical ballet company known affectionately as “The Trocks.” Sending up gender norms while performing classical ballet in drag, the Trocks have wowed and inspired audiences around the world. The documentary traces their dazzling history while following the current troupe on a tour of the Carolinas, where LGBTQ struggles for equal rights are ongoing. The film builds to a triumphant performance at the Stonewall 50th anniversary in New York City in 2019.