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The Cockettes (2002)

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

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Larry Brinkin ...
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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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Themselves (archive footage) (as The Grateful Dead)
Ann Harris ...
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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

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,118, 12 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$220,077, 9 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

References Various Incantations of a Tibetan Seamstress (1969) See more »

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Buddy Boogie
Written by Richard Koldewyn
Published by Scrumbly Music (BMI)
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New York Times Aug. 17
19 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Times fashion insert on Aug. 17 contained a story on Hibiscus, from his first blush of fame as the young guy sticking the flower in the rifle of the National Guardsman in the famous pic taken at the anti-war rally in Washington up to his death 20 years ago. Interviews with his sister and brother as well. Fascinating read.


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