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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Noxeema
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Chi-Chi
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Beatrice
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Virgil
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Sheriff Dollard
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Merna
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Loretta
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Jimmy Joe
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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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Attitude is everything.

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Comedy | Drama

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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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8 September 1995 (USA)  »

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To Wong Foo  »

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$36,475,691 (USA)
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The title of the movie came from an autographed picture of Julie Newmar that author Douglas Carter Beane saw on the wall of a Times Square Chinese restaurant, the China Bowl, in the mid 1980s. See more »

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Toward the end of the movie, the girls are hiding in their hotel room. A young girl comes to the door and asks for Miss Vida and Auntie Noxi. Before she opens the door, there is nothing on the back side of the door except a hanging dress. Seconds later when she closes the door, Chi-Chi is hanging on the back of the door. 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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Referenced in My Name Is Earl: Friends with Benefits (2009) See more »

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Stand By Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette
Performed by David Allan Coe
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Cross over movie in more than one sense
18 October 2005 | by (Brunei Darussalam) – See all my reviews

I admit to being a little homophobic and i cringed at the thought of these stars in these roles( though not the case with Leguizamo- he always struck me as rather weird).My kids(12,13,13 and 18) on the other hand had no such prejudice. We were unanimous that it was one of the most satisfying and hilarious movies we had ever seen.They appreciated the multi layers of cinema in this movie as you would expect from kids weaned on TNT and dad's collection of oldies.It is seldom that you see so many characters developed to such a depth in such a short space of time.I counted no less than eight of them that we all could vividly recall- a real tribute to the writer. This movie was an education and a miserly score of 5.5 shows how unwidely entertained this membership is.See it.


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