One Zero One is a 90-minute docu-tale, a hybrid of documentary and fiction, following the life of 33-year-old Maroccaine-German Mourad and 48-year-old Dutch Antoine. Mourad is “the smallest drag queen in the world”, at just 149cm tall, he is multi-disabled, and has spent half of his life in hospitals. Mourad has trouble with his legs, no regular fingers or toes, and just one eye (the other is a glass eye, which we see him trade in for a bionic-eye in the movie).
Mourad experiments with his disabilities and, unlike most disabled people, doesn’t hide away in the closet, but rather takes to the stage, starring in Matinee group parties amongst the most beautifully built gogo dancers. This is because schizophrenic Antoine, an academic and artist, discovered Mourad’s skills for being a performer and nurtured them. Friends of Amanda Lepore, the pair perform in nightclubs, club kids on the payroll of Ibiza club owners and Susanne Bartsch in NYC. One Zero One is an arty, visually stunning fairytale capturing Mourad and Antoine’s conversations, thoughts and dreams.