After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. Noxeema sees herself as the next Dorothy Dandridge, who bucked the trend of most black American movie actresses of her time by never playing the slave house maid. Vida's style reflects her past of growing up in upper class suburban Pennsylvania. One of their fellow New York contestants, Chi-Chi Rodriguez, is a straight-talking but naive and inexperienced drag queen. Seeing that Chi-Chi needs some drag queen confidence (despite her bravada), Vida and a reluctant Noxeema decide to cash in their plane tickets and buy an older model Cadillac convertible and drive to Hollywood with Chi-Chi. Their drive takes them through much of the country where alternate lifestyles are less tolerated than they may be in New York or Los Angeles. The three have an extended stay in small... Written by
Attitude is everything.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for subject matter involving men living in drag, a brief scene of spousal abuse and some language
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Did You Know?
Golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez
won an undisclosed sum from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment after complaining that John Leguizamo
's character shared his name. Rodriguez claimed that being linked to a gay character who dresses in drag had harmed his reputation. See more
When the girls arrive in Snydersville they decide to fix up the room they are staying in, when they get started Chi Chi has both shoes on, during the sequence Chi Chi begins to dance and at that time she has only one shoe on, but when they finished Chi Chi sits down and now has both shoes on again. See more
Ready or not, here comes mama!
Noah Kidron Style .... Best Baby (Noah was born to director Beeban Kidron
on the last day of filming). See more
References Some Like It Hot
Written by Ferdinand Hérold
Arranged by Charlotte Georg
(as Lee Ashley)
Performed by The 1st Generation Masterpiece Symphony
Courtesy of Ole Georg Music See more