MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,997 this week

The Cockettes (2002)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 447 users   Metascore: 77/100
Reviews: 10 user | 34 critic | 22 from Metacritic.com

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 324 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Apr 2013
 
a list of 88 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 329 titles
created 22 Jul 2013
 
a list of 629 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Cockettes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Cockettes (2002)

The Cockettes (2002) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cockettes.
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gerald is a yuppie-like transvestite in his thirties. His wife arrives home earlier than expected and discovers female attire spread over their apartment. Not knowing anything about his ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Monger
Stars: Julie Walters, Adrian Pasdar, Paul Freeman
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"Jackie Curtis is not a drag queen. Jackie is an artist. A pioneer without a frontier." -- Andy Warhol. Superstar in a Housedress examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Highberger
Stars: Paul Ambrose, Michael André, Penny Arcade
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
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

Director: Ramón Salazar
Stars: Mónica Cervera, Pablo Puyol, Miguel O'Dogherty
A Soap (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transsexual.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Stars: Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Frank Thiel
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis
Stars: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson
Starrbooty (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 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
Divine Trash (1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager
Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr.
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner
Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Becoming Chaz (2011)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Cher, Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Spence
Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Miriam Margolyes
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or "by, for, and about") gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain." ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg
Stars: Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Larry Brinkin ...
Himself
Peggy Cass ...
Herself (archive footage)
Pristine Condition ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Dusty Dawn ...
Herself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Anton Dunnigan ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
John Flowers ...
Himself
...
Himself (archive footage)
Goldie Glitters ...
Himself
The Grateful Dead ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Ann Harris ...
Herself
...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

1969 ... San Francisco ... Sexual Anarchy

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$220,077 (USA) (7 February 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

References Flaming Creatures (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Temple Bells
Written by Richard Koldewyn and Link Martin
Published by Scrumbly Music (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This film is inspiring to artists everywhere
24 August 2003 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It's odd that I would because I have almost no interest in hippies or drag queens. But, something about their DIY (do it yourself) aesthetic really resonated with me. They wanted to be "stars," so they dressed up in crazy outfits, dropped acid, and put on "shows" consisting of whatever interested them that week. If they wanted to make a film about Trisha Nixon's wedding, they grabbed a camera, dressed up, make makeshift sets, and shot one. This film was really inspiring to me as an artist.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Release to home theater? WiccanTN
Elevator Girls in Bondage.. atomicchild
Good, clean family fun Tiki_Barfly
was sweet pam adopted by marshall? ladystardust847
Discuss The Cockettes (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page