Cherry Pop (2017)

Review by CJ

Assaad Yacoub

Lars Berge, Caldwell Tidicue, Mayhem Miller, Detox Icunt, Miguel Sagaz, Allusia Alusia, Tempest DuJour, Misty Violet

Other notable appearances:
Latrice Royale, Carmit Bachar, Henry Zaga

Running time:
79 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
RuPaul’s Drag Race, ClerksPriscilla: Queen of the Desert, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar


The Queens of Cherry Pop regularly have a rotation of new performers popping their drag cherries at the club. When the newest cherry (Berge) turns out to be a straight man, the drama that ensues is just a drop in the ocean of shade running free behind the scenes while the girls dazzle the crowd on stage.

What Cherry Pop lacks in production value and great acting, it more than makes up for in personality, humour and fabulous costumes. The cast aren’t going to win Oscars anytime soon, but they are all so entertaining to watch. Berge is great as the odd man out and every queen is a pure delight.

One of my favourite moments was when Latrice Royale shows up as drag fanboy Terry.

The story within Cherry Pop is wacky and funny every step of the way. The dialogue is sharp, witty and often very crude but is also tightly written and well delivered.

The queens in Cherry Pop slay in terms of their wardrobe and make up. None go particularly over the top for drag queens but all look absolutely fabulous.

If you love drag performers and comedy films then Cherry Pop is a must see. It’s funny, fabulous and deliciously outrageous.


“Don’t you dare untuck!”

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