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Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

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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Credited cast:
Paul Alexander ...
Himself
Joseph Arias ...
Himself
...
Herself
Nicola Bateman ...
Herself
Leigh Bowery ...
Himself
Lina Bradford ...
Herself (as Girlina)
...
Herself (Candis Cayne) (as Brendan McDanniel)
Jayne County ...
Himself (as Wayne County)
Jackee Dee ...
Wigstock Dancer
Chloe Dzubilo ...
Herself
John Epperson ...
(as Lypsinka)
...
Himself
Mistress Formika ...
Himself
Kent Fuher ...
Jackie (as Jackie Beat)
Donna Giles ...
Herself
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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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Free To Be
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Genius Doccumentary!! Hilarious TOO!
8 September 2004 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Wigstock: The Movie, now nearly a full decade old, is a glimpse into the worlds (underworlds, nitelife worlds, &, up-to-that-day worlds) of mostly drag queen performers/entertainers who, for one day, celebrate w/a huge festival known as Wigstock. This film features many of it's long-time performers, as well as some first-timers, together, both in full-garb & then, in their regular, everyday attire, giving their little bits & pieces on what performing means to them, how they each decided to do drag, where they got their names, & how they have enjoyed their success. An early & rare, pre-'mainstream/well-known', performance is given by then, up & comers, DEEE-LITE. There's also some bittersweet memories, reflecting back on so many that have died from AIDS who used to be performers in/at Wigstock. Another funtime is seeing Ru-Paul perform. The clothes & make-up of each performer is a genuine creative move of their own. However, it's DEFINITELY the wigs that all of the performers choose to wear that give the biggest chuckles and add the most fun to the film as a whole. A gaze through a long-gone window into the lives of Gay New Yorker's (as well as many from surrounding areas, just as interested in being there as the performers were!), mid-90's, pre-9/11, AIDS at the forefront, & when everyone could just get together for one fun day out, w/o any inhibitions & treat it as if it were Halloween, Mardi-Gras, & New Year's Eve, all in one joyous event! Thank Goodness the filmmakers took the time & liberty to encapsulate such an event that, for all we know, may not be around once this film has reached it's 2-decade mark. And how sad that truly would be that so much crazy fun would be lost forever. Prepare to laugh A lot!!! (And don't forget to wear your best...AND BIGGEST!!!)


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