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The Cockettes (2002)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  16 January 2002 (USA)
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Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

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Credited cast:
Larry Brinkin ...
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Peggy Cass ...
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Pristine Condition ...
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Dusty Dawn ...
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Anton Dunnigan ...
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John Flowers ...
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Goldie Glitters ...
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Grateful Dead ...
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On New Year's Eve, 1969, a flamboyant ragtag troupe of genderbending hippies took the stage of San Francisco's Palace Theater and The Cockettes were born. For the next 2 1/2 years, these outrageous drag performers created 20 shows with titles like "A Crab on Uranus Means You're Loved" and "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma," and were featured in four underground films. But when the Cockettes flew to New York City to appear Off Broadway - well, you'll just have to see what happened when New Yorkers took a look at them. Documentarians Weissman and Weber have crafted a record of a wondrous time and a wild group in The Cockettes. Written by Anonymous

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1969 ... San Francisco ... Sexual Anarchy

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Rated R for nudity, sexual content, drug references and some language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,118 (USA) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

$220,077 (USA) (7 February 2003)
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Trivia

On the Weekend of 22 December 2002, the movie grossed $75.00 (by contrast, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) took in $62,007,000). See more »

Quotes

Himself: They were hippie acid-freak drag queens.
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Connections

Features Tricia's Wedding (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

No-Nose Nanook
Written by Richard Koldewyn and Martin Worman
Published by Scrumbly Music (BMI)/Dorothy Kirsch (BMI)
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I couldn't stop smiling
28 May 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

San Francisco crazies, unbridled idealism, articulate interviewees, and LOTS and LOTS of original footage combine to form a highly entertaining and endearing history of the dance troupe from the late 60s to the early 70s. Great storytelling of a fascinating story.


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