AUSTIN, Texas — In a documentary premiering at the 2019 SXSW Festival, viewers will get a look inside the life of a beloved Austin icon.

Leslie Cochran, who is known for proudly strutting down Austin streets in a thong, was the epitome of keeping Austin weird. He died on March 8, 2012.

Now his life will be shown through a detailed documentary titled "Becoming Leslie," at SXSW.

Here's a look at the trailer.

The documentary, which is directed by Tracy Frazier, will offer a "unique look into the life of a man on the streets searching for peace and a true sense of home."


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The premiere will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center. For more information about the documentary, click here.