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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,019,180, 10 September 1995, Wide Release

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$36,474,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,774,193
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Several character names are taken from classic literature. Virgil and Beatrice appear in Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy", while Billy Budd and Crazy Elija appear in Herman Melville works, "Billy Budd" and "Moby Dick", respectively. See more »

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Although the evening weather is so chilly that that the characters' breath can be seen whenever they talk, no one is wearing a coat and Vida puts the top down on their convertible. See more »

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Vida Boheme: Ready or not, here comes mama!
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"The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictitious: any similarity to actual person, living or dead, is purely coincidental. In particular, the character named "Chi Chi Rodriguez" was not based upon or authorized by the professional golfer of that name." See more »

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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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This Is A Man's World
Written by James Brown, Betty Newsome
Performed by Sara Hickman
Courtesy of Discovery Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Purely entertaining and very funny
6 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I think Patrick Swayze was incredible in this movie. For a male actor to make you believe he really is a female in mind and body is a large undertaking and he did this for the entire length of the movie. I was entertained from beginning to end, and I also saw Priscilla and liked this just as much. Robin Williams has a little cameo at the beginning that is hilarious, and Stockard Channing does a great job as a small town abused wife. Great movie to watch on a weekend afternoon when you just want to escape and laugh!


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