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What's the Name of the Dame? (2009)

| Documentary, Comedy, History
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fusing two modern obsessions, drag and ABBA, and examines how they intersect. This hilarious and heartfelt documentary musical follows nine beloved top drag divas, each of them a gifted ... See full summary »

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Brooks Braselman ...
June Bug
Joseph Causey ...
Joie Starr
Nicolas Ferrer ...
Sade Pendarvis
Christopher Kenney ...
Edie
Kevin Lambert ...
Betzy with a Z
Steven Polito ...
Hedda Lettuce
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Steven Sherman ...
Connie Cat
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fusing two modern obsessions, drag and ABBA, and examines how they intersect. This hilarious and heartfelt documentary musical follows nine beloved top drag divas, each of them a gifted vocalist and performer, including Hedda Lettuce, Edie, Cashetta, Sade Pendarvis, and Yolanda, as they reinterpret some of ABBA's greatest songs with humor and style, in distinctly different genres ranging from country western to rhythm and blues to Broadway ballad. Through their new interpretations, they reinforce the versatility and craft behind the songwriting in ABBA's songs. Written by Anonymous

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Wholesome Family Fun
30 December 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

What's the Name of the Dame is a wonderful documentary/musical comedy with heartwarming and hilarious sequences based on the music of Abba. Even though there is great fun and humor, we get to know each of the main characters very well, as we are shown a window into the life of drag queens and performance artists. It might seem like this is a work that only a fringe audience would enjoy, but actually it is perfect for mainstream audiences in Middle America, who will love this wholesome but realistic view into an exotic and creative world that most never even can visit, much less gain this amount of insight in a short amount of time. This deserves an international theatrical release, and would be a perfect film for midnight showings on college campus, as well as regular showing on Showtime, Bravo, Logo and other such cable outlets. Jack Chen and his wonderful team have outdone themselves in this labor of love that is enchanting, educational and joyful.


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