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Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

 -  Documentary  -  9 June 1995 (USA)
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Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca.

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The original documentary on the Wigstock festival. Back when it was a much smaller affair in Thompkins Square Park. A full day of peace, love, and wigs...

Director: Tom Rubnitz
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Paul Alexander ...
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Joseph Arias ...
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Nicola Bateman ...
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Leigh Bowery ...
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Himself (Candis Cayne) (as Brendan McDanniel)
Jayne County ...
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Jackee Dee ...
Wigstock Dancer
Chloe Dzubilo ...
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Mistress Formika ...
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Kent Fuher ...
Jackie (as Jackie Beat)
Donna Giles ...
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Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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A Celebration of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Big Hair!

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Rated R for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »
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9 June 1995 (USA)  »

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$688,512 (USA)
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Quotes

Lady Bunny: I think Mother Nature must be a drag queen, can you believe this weather?
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Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Extra Special Edition (2009) See more »

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Cold Summer's Day
by Erasure
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Wig Wam Bam!
14 August 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I first saw Wigstock in an Art-house cinema in Berlin amidst an audience largely made up of glamorous and extremely vocal German drag queens. And let me tell you, it was one of the most fun experiences in my life. Talk about audience participation? It was a riot!

I've since bought first the video and now the DVD and watch it again and again - whenever I need a pick me up - whenever I need to remind myself that, as The Lady Bunny says: "We can all get it together and have a great time!" I have only two criticisms of this movie. 1. At a running time of approx 85 mins, it is not long enough! And 2. I really don't like Leigh Bowery's performance at all. Otherwise, it's all good. The audience are every bit as fabulous as the performers on stage and backstage.

A couple of my fellow posters have complained about the lipsynching. Why? It's a given in drag culture. And Girlina and the like are awesome exponents. Got a complaint? You try lipsynching in those heels, honey! This film somehow manages to be both a celebration of diversity and community. I am totally in awe. My thanks to all concerned.


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