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To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  8 September 1995 (USA)
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

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Beatrice
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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 Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for subject matter involving men living in drag, a brief scene of spousal abuse and some language | See all certifications »

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$36,475,691 (USA)
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Director Beeban Kidron gave birth to her first child, Noah Kidron-Style (from her relationship with Spencer Style), on the last night of filming. Noah is listed in the film's crew credits as "Best Baby" (a word play on the crew term "Best Boy"). See more »

Goofs

When Sheriff Dollard turns on his lights and follows the girls, the cruiser has four square headlights (likely a Dodge Diplomat). But when Chi Chi turns to look behind the Cadillac, the cruiser has two large, round headlights. Then when they pull off the road, the cruiser is a 4-light Dodge again! See more »

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Vida Boheme: Ready or not, here comes mama!
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Noah Kidron Style .... Best Baby (Noah was born to director Beeban Kidron on the last day of filming). See more »

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References Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) See more »

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That Lady You're With Ain't No Lady
Written by Larry Applewhite, Gene Wisniewski
Arranged by Peter Davis
Performed by Larry Applewhite
Courtesy of Bull by the Horns Music
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Not what it seems at first.
21 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie about three drag queens, two of whom win a trip to Hollywood, is kind of the ultimate road picture. But the three male stars look better in drag than Bing and Bob ever did. I've seen it a couple of times, and never fail to wonder at the transformation of Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo into...well, drag queens. One of the best shots in this movie is at the beginning, when Wesley Snipes' character is walking AWAY from the camera. I wish *I* looked that good.

I suppose there was a kind of freedom in making this movie, for them, because they were not playing a character that looks like them in *real life*. I started out watching because if the novelty, ended up being invested in the characters and liking the movie.

And Blythe Danner is always good, in anything she does.


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