VICE Announces Documentary about the Miss Juggalette Pageant
Vice.com posted an article about an upcoming documentary about the 2015 Miss Juggalette Pageant and the women of Lette’s Respect for its new Broadly imprint.
The documentary was filmed at the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos and will focus on the journey of up and coming juggalette emcee Miss Cyanide. You can read the announcement here
Juggalos—followers of the Insane Clown Posse—may be stereotyped as sexist, violent, and macho, but within Juggalo culture a new wave of feminism has emerged. The “Lette’s Respect” movement aims to make sure Juggalos provide women with opportunities to express both their talents and their sexuality. The center of the movement is the annual Miss Juggalette Pageant, an unconventional contest that rewards women who break society’s conceptions of beauty. In 2013, Lette’s Respect took over the pageant and removed sexual elements from it. Many women welcomed the changes, but some Juggalettes have claimed it’s taken away their right to perform their own sexuality. We traveled to Thornville, Ohio, to check out the pageant and meet with Miss Cyainide, an overweight pageant contestant, to learn more about the root of the controversy and Juggalette feminism.