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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...

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Credited cast:
Paul Alexander ...
Himself
Joseph Arias ...
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Himself
Nicola Bateman ...
Herself
Leigh Bowery ...
Himself
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Himself (Candis Cayne) (as Brendan McDanniel)
Jayne County ...
Himself (as Wayne County)
Jackee Dee ...
Wigstock Dancer
Chloe Dzubilo ...
Herself
John Epperson ...
(as Lypsinka)
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Himself
Mistress Formika ...
Himself
Kent Fuher ...
Jackie (as Jackie Beat)
Donna Giles ...
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Girlina ...
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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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Wigstock  »

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$688,512 (USA)
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Lady Bunny: I think Mother Nature must be a drag queen, can you believe this weather?
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Referenced in The Wiggle Show (2007) See more »

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Cold Summer's Day
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Festival of Absolute Camp And Fabulousness
7 December 2000 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

It's hard to know where to begin here. It's basically a documentary of the Drag festival Wigstock. These kinds of documentaries are great in that they give people in Middle America a look into a world they would probably never otherwise see. Being that this is a drag show, you will of course see fabulous costumes, fabulous hair, fabulous attitude and fabulous song numbers. It's all a world where people are caught up in in visions of their own absolute fabulousness. In scenes where you see several people living together and getting dressed for their performances, you wonder how such larger than life personalities could stand to share the same room.

Great performances here. Lypsinka is great as always and here on this movie you will have your only chance to see a Drag Queen give birth on stage. Recommended only if you are not uptight.


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