R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
The two principle drag queens, Willam Belli and Shangela Laquifa Wadley, both competed in separate seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, a show which Lady Gaga once judged. Gaga appeared on the judging panel during the first episode of season 9, Willam competed on season 4 and Shangela on seasons 2, 3 and All Stars 3 respectively.
Hello, I'm Ally Maine. Thank you for being here tonight to honor my husband. He wrote a song for me. I'd like to sing it for him tonight. And with your help, maybe I can. Thank you.
Ally: Really. Thank you.
When Ally steps to the microphone onstage at the tribute performance, she is lit in a spotlight shining down from her left. In the closeups of her face, however, the shadows of her chin and the microphone are on her left, indicating the lights are now shining down from the right.
The first couple of seconds of the Warner Bros Pictures logo are cut out.
An extended version of the film, dubbed the "Encore Edition" with an additional 12 minutes of new footage, was released on March 1, 2019 for a limited one-week engagement. The material consists of longer takes of musical numbers, as well as a brand-new, never-before-seen song "Clover", by Ally and Jackson.
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