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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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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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$300,000 (estimated)

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

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$220,077 (USA) (7 February 2003)
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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 »

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John Waters: Well, the Cockettes were basically complete sexual anarchy
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References Pink Flamingos (1972) See more »

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Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Hibiscus
Published by Universal-Polygram Int. Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Fascinating, exhilarating
7 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Documentary about a late 1960s-early 1970s San Francisco theatre group called the Cockettes. They all lived together in a commune and were quite a mix...gay, straight, bi, men, women. They all wore incredible, colorful costumes (most of the guys were in drag) and put on musicals that were very mean, vicious, explicitally sexual...and hilarious!

This is a truly incredible movie about an unjustly forgotten group. The movie includes some footage of the actual stage shows they put on along with interviews of the surviving cast members. It gives a view of the 1960s in San Francisco that I've never seen. Just absorbing from the word go. A must see!

Highlight--their parody of Tricia Nixon's wedding is hysterical.

See it!!!!!


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