Drag queens have now become mainstream, thanks to TV shows and social media. The images we see are largely glorified – they look young, thin, feminine, and glamorous. James Hoskins has created this short film to counter this idea. “Beautiful by Night” shows older drag queens, from the heart of San Francisco, doing their job. Their stories are about the aging body and the labor of the drag queen. The beauty, for me, is not on their looks, but the labor and performance.