Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival

Barbette + Fontaine


Country of Origin: USA

A century apart, two drag icons unite through art, resilience, and a shared legacy of self-expression and freedom. Leading the cast is Cynthia Lee Fontaine of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


John-Carlos Estrada


John-Carlos Estrada, a news anchor and filmmaker, transformed an award-winning TV news profile into the documentary “Barbette + Fontaine.” Inspired by a dream where the legendary Texas drag icon Barbette urged him to tell their story, Estrada takes pride in unveiling their final act to the world. With 15 years of journalism in major cities, he now anchors & reports at CBS Austin while calling Austin home with his husband, Dr. Bruce Tharp, and their three French Bulldogs.