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The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, Biography, History  |  26 June 2010 (USA)
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THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Maddox ...
Himself / King Armeinius the 40th
Tommy Dietsch ...
Himself / Queen Armeinius the 40th (as Tommy Dietsch) (as Thomas Dietsch)
Ed Herlihy ...
Himself
George Roth ...
Himself / Queen Celeste the 9th
Don Stratton ...
Himself / Queen Armeinius the 2nd
Jimmy Keyes ...
Himself / Queen Petronius XV
Mike Moreau ...
Himself
John Henry Bogie ...
Himself
Albert Carey ...
Himself / 'The Volcano' / Queen Armeinius VI
Tracy Hendrix ...
Himself
Steve Labranche ...
Himself
Freddie Guess ...
Himself
Bill Woolley ...
Himself
Wendell Stipelcovich ...
Himself / 'The Shrimp Cocktail'
George Patterson ...
Himself
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THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men worked with the traditions of Mardi Gras to bring gay culture into public settings in the early 1960s. By 1969, there were four gay Mardi Gras clubs legally chartered by the state of Louisiana, throwing yearly extravaganzas at civic venues around the city. 'Society matrons begged for ball tickets from their hairdressers'. They succeeded in bringing down the 'Jim Crow' type laws that targeted gay people during this period, staging a flamboyant, costumed revolution without politics and won freedoms during a time, as now, when laws and people fought against them. Written by Anonymous

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26 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$533 (USA) (14 October 2011)

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$2,852 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Krewe {kroo} -noun (especially in New Orleans) a social club comprised of members who celebrate the annual Mardi Gras festivities together. --generalized from The Mistick Krewe of Comus, the first such club, founded in New Orleans in 1857. See more »

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Albert Carey: Is it really a civil rights accomplishment for a man to wear a dress at the municipal auditorium?
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The Krewe of Armeinius is founded in October, 1968. See more »

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A gay liberation documentary with universal appeal
24 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tim Wolff's documentary serves well to fill in some of the blanks in gay liberation history, and does so in a delightfully entertaining and often comical way, setting it apart from the norm. It also provides a little seen view of Carnival Krewe activities behind the scenes, and highlights traditions of costuming in extremes that are shared by many other New Orleans krewes and social aid and pleasure clubs. On a personal note, it records the lives and memories of many old friends and acquaintances who survived the AIDS epidemic of the 80's and 90's, as well as sharing stories of some of the more prominent members of the scene back then who succumbed during those painful years. Tim shines a poignant light of reverence, respect, and love on these early pioneers of gay liberation in the South. Well worth watching and has universal appeal, as do the now popular gay clubs of New Orleans.


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