More Than A Woman To Me: Drag Queen & Transvestite Cinema

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1.
I Am Divine (2013 Documentary)
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How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
2.
Outrageous! (1977)
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A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Benner
 
3.
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
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An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Rucker
 
4.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
5.
Girls Will Be Girls (2003)
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Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men! (79 mins.)
Director: Richard Day
 
6.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
7.
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan. (107 mins.)
 
8.
Women in Revolt (1971)
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This film is a satire of the women's liberation movement, staring a trio of female impersonators. Candy... (97 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
9.
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town. (109 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
 
10.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads (2011)
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Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads is a film based on Roberson and Jacques Lamarre's fake kids' show that has been performed in New Orleans... (84 mins.)
 
11.
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest... (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Lee King
 
12.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
 
13.
Female Trouble (1974)
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. (89 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
14.
Malice in Wonderland: The Dolls Movie (2010)
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This bawdy comedic film parodies the classics Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and Mommie Dearest. In the grand tradition of Shakespeare... (79 mins.)
Director: Russell Maynor
 
15.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
 
16.
The Brini Maxwell Show (2003 TV Series)
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You've never seen a domestic goddess like Brini. The insouciant Brini (rhymes with "teeny"), is the host of The Brini Maxwell Show... (30 mins.)
Director: Dana Calderwood
 
17.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (2012 TV Series)
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New show will serve up a new twist on the mega-hit RuPaul's Drag Race as it pits queens from previous seasons in a wig-to-wig drag battle royale. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Sordid Lives (2000)
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As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives." (111 mins.)
Director: Del Shores
 
19.
Stonewall (1995)
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement. (99 mins.)
Director: Nigel Finch
 
20.
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
 
21.
Lust in the Dust (1985)
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A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west. (84 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
22.
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009 TV Series)
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RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar. (45 mins.)
 
23.
I Wanna Be a Republican (2006)
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In their first live concert film, the Kinsey Sicks -- America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet... (84 mins.)
Director: Ken Bielenberg
 
24.
Kinky Boots (2005)
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A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
25.
Wigstock: The Movie (1995 Documentary)
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Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva... (85 mins.)
Director: Barry Shils
 
26.
The Iron Ladies (2000)
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A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team. (104 mins.)
 
27.
Iron Ladies 2 (2003)
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Sequel to the surprise hit about a gay volleyball team having troubles with their success and fame, and how they reunite after they split because of creative differences. (100 mins.)
 
28.
The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010 Documentary)
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THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and... (75 mins.)
Director: Tim Wolff
 
29.
Flawless (1999)
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An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door. (112 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
30.
Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010)
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A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them. (90 mins.)
Director: Israel Luna
 
31.
Sonny Boy (1989)
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A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat... (96 mins.)
 
32.
Polyester (1981)
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A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet. (86 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
33.
Queen of the Whole Wide World (2001 Documentary)
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Seven drag queens take to the stage to out-do each other in a hilarious pageant in support of an AIDS charity. (82 mins.)
Director: Roger Hyde
 
34.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
35.
Manuela and Manuel (2007)
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Deep inside, Manuel has always been Manuela. Amidst her worst love crisis, Manuela reinvents herself... (94 mins.)
Director: Raúl Marchand
 
36.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne). (65 mins.)
 
37.
All About Evil (2010)
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A mousy librarian inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family... (98 mins.)
Director: Joshua Grannell
 
38.
Camp: The Movie (2002)
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Two rival camps of North Carolina drag-queens claw and scratch at each other, until they are forced to unite and face-down the mayor's new anti-drag law. (70 mins.)
Director: Brigner
 
39.
Vegas in Space (1991)
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Three soldiers are ordered to change their gender (via a pill) and are sent on a secret mission (undercover... (85 mins.)
Director: Phillip R. Ford
 
40.
Wasabi Tuna (2003)
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A group of friends who take Halloween way too seriously kidnap Anna Nicole Smith's beloved pet Sugar-Pie. It's up to a bunch of drag queens dressed as Anna to bring Sugar-Pie back. (92 mins.)
Director: Lee Friedlander
 
41.
The Queens of Drag: NYC (2010 TV Series)
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42.
Queens for a Night (2000 Documentary)
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Queens for a Night offers an uncensored peek into the inner sanctum of drag, showcasing the everyday... (45 mins.)
 
43.
The Rise and Fall of Jeremy Starr (2009)
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In a quest for self discovery, a young man takes on a new identity and enters a world he's only watched from afar... (81 mins.)
Director: David Lassman
 
44.
Sherry's Kitchen (2010 Mini-Series)
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Follow the life of celebrity, Sherry Cordial, star of stage and screen, as she hosts her own cooking show, Sherry's Kitchen.
 
45.
Lady Peacock (2014)
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When Conner first meets Gay newbie Devin, he feels an instant attraction for him. However, soon into the relationship Conner's nemesis... (99 mins.)
Director: Jana Mattioli
 
46.
Beneath the Wigs (2012 Documentary)
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A short documentary about three New Zealand men who are also drag queens, by Andy Boreham and produced in association with BBC Knowledge... (35 mins.)
Director: Andy Boreham
 
47.
Dazzle: The Donny West Story (2013 Documentary)
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Dazzle (The Donny West Story) is a film based on the life of an entertainer. Donny holds recognition... (72 mins.)
Director: Donny West
 
48.
La cage aux folles II (1980)
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Sequel to La Cage aux folles has homosexual nightclub owner Renato and his transvesitite companion/lover... (101 mins.)
 
49.
The Cockettes (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. (100 mins.)
 
50.
A Regular Frankie Fan (2000 Documentary)
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The fans speak out about their favorite obsession. (72 mins.)
Director: Scott Mabbutt
 
51.
Mob Queen (1998)
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Brooklyn Docks, 1957. If you're not a dockworker, mobster, or streetwalker, you don't belong in this neighborhood... (87 mins.)
Director: Jon Carnoy
 
52.
The Dame Edna Experience (1987 TV Series)
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In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage...
 
53.
All the Queen's Men (2001)
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A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war. (99 mins.)
 
54.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
55.
Split (1993 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
56.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
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When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
57.
Starrbooty (2007)
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Supermodel goes undercover as a hooker to rescue her niece from an evil body parts broker.
Director: Mike Ruiz
 
58.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
59.
Sorority Boys (2002)
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Three rowdy college students are kicked out of their dorm and dress up in drag to live in the DOG house, where the girls deemed unattractive live. (93 mins.)
 
60.
Mascara (1987)
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A respected police commissioner has a reputation as a fervent opera lover, but by night he also enjoys plunging into the transvestite scene... (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Conrad
 
61.
Just Like a Woman (1992)
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Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and... (106 mins.)
 
62.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
63.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding. (128 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
64.
20 Centimeters (2005)
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A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star. (112 mins.)
Director: Ramón Salazar
 
65.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
66.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
67.
Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (2006 Documentary)
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This look at the psychology of drag examines the skills needed for men to transform themselves into women and the interaction between performers and audience. Filmed on location in Portland, Oregon at a legendary nightclub. (49 mins.)
Director: Jan Haaken
 
68.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Queens Behaving Badly (2012)
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RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway--the backstage bitchiness...
 
69.
Pageant (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant. (85 mins.)
 
70.
The Naked Truth (1992)
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Two friends, both named Frank, accidentally obtain a suitcase at the airport. It contains incriminating evidence against a mafia boss... (92 mins.)
Director: Nico Mastorakis
 
71.
Cirque du Soleil: LoveSick (2008 Documentary)
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Dare to enter the sensual world of LOVESICK, an adult-themed, reality-based drama that explores the eccentric lives lead by Sin City's most provocative performers. (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Cohen
 
72.
To Die Like a Man (2009)
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A transsexual woman tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. Struggling with a young male lover and a problematic son. (134 mins.)
 
73.
Madame Satã (2002)
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Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro. (105 mins.)
Director: Karim Ainouz
 
74.
She-Man: A Story of Fixation (1967)
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A soldier is forced to take estrogen and wear lingerie when he's blackmailed by a violent transvestite. (68 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
75.
Far Too Gone (2004)
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Get ready to take a ride on a train-wreck! Enter the world of Josh Lowell -- demented loser, town pillar... (50 mins.)
Director: Brian Labrecque
 
76.
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
77.
Back Woods (2001 Video)
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When Luther's mother is killed, what's a boy to do? Why, put on a dress and slaughter many, many people as the world's first 300 pound, retarded-redneck transvestite serial killer. (76 mins.)
Director: Grant Woodhill
 
78.
The Craven Sluck (1967 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
 
79.
White Chicks (2004)
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Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot. (109 mins.)
 
80.
La Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding (1985)
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Third and final version of the La Cage aux Folles series has Renato's drag queen lover Albin learning... (87 mins.)
Director: Georges Lautner
 
81.
Homicidal (1961)
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California. (87 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
82.
Bosom Buddies (1980 TV Series)
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Hell Without Limits (1978)
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Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich... (110 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
84.
Superstar in a Housedress (2004 Documentary)
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"Jackie Curtis is not a drag queen. Jackie is an artist. A pioneer without a frontier." -- Andy Warhol... (95 mins.)
 
85.
Leave It on the Floor (2011)
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Set in the ballroom world originally memorialized by the documentary Paris Is Burning, Leave It on the Floor is an original musical set in the scene in Los Angeles 2011. (105 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Larry
 
86.
Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
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While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces. (107 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
 
87.
Work It (2012 TV Series)
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Centers on two unemployed car salesmen who realize that they are living in a woman's world, so they decide that to find work again...
 
88.
Holiday Heart (2000 TV Movie)
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend