Lil Miss Hot Mess

She’s “silly,” she’s “sassy” and she’s shaking up social norms and subverting gender roles. San Francisco’s Lil Miss Hot Mess reveals the history of drag, its backstage antics and political importance. Starring Harris David Harris, Lil Miss Hot Mess, is a fun look at the entertainment and societal importance behind drag.


Little Miss Hot Mess is a collaboration from the Social Documentation M.A. Program and Digital Arts & New Media M.F.A. Program at UC Santa Cruz. The piece was shot, produced, edited and completed within five days for the International Documentary Challenge in 2014.


  • I’m excited to announce, Lil Miss Hot Mess, is an official selection of the Santa Cruz Film Festival! I’ll be heading back to the Land of Banana Slugs on Sunday Nov 16. Little Miss Hot Mess will be playing at 4:45PM.  Come check out the film and......

  • I am very excited and honored to have my short film, Little Miss Hot Mess featured in Audience Award’s “7 Short Gay Films You’ve Never Seen For Your Pride Weekend Festivities.”...

  • My collaborative short film, Lil Miss Hot Mess, is currently competing in the Audience Award’s LGBTQ Competition. Please consider supporting my film, and in the mean while, check out the featured interview Audience Awards conducted on myself and wonderfully talented producer and close friend, Jana......

HD, 6 minutes, 2014


Marissa Kitazawa


Jack Chapman
Alex Melhuish


International Documentary Challenge - Doc Challenge, Audience Awards - LGBTQ Short Film Competition