MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 244 this week

Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  9 June 1995 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 404 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 18 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

30 Greatest Gay Actors #7: RuPaul
| SoundOnSight

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 146 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 91 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

Wigstock: The Movie (1995) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wigstock: The Movie.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chronicle of gay culture in New York during the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDs era.

Director: Joseph F. Lovett
Stars: Robert Alvarez, Alvin Baltrop, Barton Benes
RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race (TV Series 2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

New show will serve up a new twist on the mega-hit RuPaul's Drag Race as it pits queens from previous seasons in a wig-to-wig drag battle royale.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The life of '80's fashion designer/queer icon Leigh Bowery is explored in this documentary.

Director: Charles Atlas
Stars: Charles Atlas, Leigh Bowery, Michael Bracewell
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright
RuPaul's Drag U (TV Series 2010)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is a series where everyday women compete in a series of challenges to unleash their inner diva.

Stars: RuPaul, The Lady Bunny, David Petruschin
Starrbooty (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Supermodel goes undercover as a hooker to rescue her niece from an evil body parts broker.

Director: Mike Ruiz
Stars: RuPaul, Lahoma Van Zandt, Candis Cayne
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti
Stars: Anita Bryant, Melissa Etheridge, Barney Frank
Pageant (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant.

Directors: Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut
Stars: Carl Glorioso, Victor Bowling, Robert Martin
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: RuPaul, Tammy Faye Bakker, Virginia Fairchild
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway--the backstage bitchiness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets.... See full summary »

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice
Word Is Out (1977)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marlon Riggs, with assistance from other gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act. The film intercuts footage of Hemphill ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Riggs
Stars: Marlon Riggs, Michael Bell, Kerrigan Black
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Alexander ...
Himself
Joseph Arias ...
Himself
...
Himself
Nicola Bateman ...
Herself
Leigh Bowery ...
Himself
...
Himself (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
Girlina ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wigstock  »

Box Office

Gross:

$688,512 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lady Bunny: I think Mother Nature must be a drag queen, can you believe this weather?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wiggle Show (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Free To Be
by RuPaul
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How is the quality? westieangeljill
Antony Hegarty/Debbie Harry yyueoaghii
Discuss Wigstock: The Movie (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?