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Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca.

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Barry Shils
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Alexander Paul Alexander ... Himself
Joseph Arias Joseph Arias ... Himself
Alexis Arquette ... Herself
Nicola Bateman Nicola Bateman ... Herself
Leigh Bowery Leigh Bowery ... Himself
Lina Bradford Lina Bradford ... Herself (as Girlina)
Candis Cayne ... Herself (Candis Cayne) (as Brendan McDanniel)
Jayne County Jayne County ... Himself (as Wayne County)
Jackee Dee Jackee Dee ... Wigstock Dancer
Chloe Dzubilo Chloe Dzubilo ... Herself
John Epperson ... (as Lypsinka)
Flloyd ... Himself
Mistress Formika Mistress Formika ... Misstress Formika (as Michael Formica Jones)
Kent Fuher Kent Fuher ... Jackie (as Jackie Beat)
Donna Giles Donna Giles ... Herself
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Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva, Ru Paul, and the infamous Lypsinca. Written by R. John Berggren <jberg@nina.pagesz.net>

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Taglines:

A Celebration of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Big Hair!

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wigstock See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$688,512
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Lady Bunny: I think Mother Nature must be a drag queen, can you believe this weather?
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Soundtracks

Free To Be
by RuPaul
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Wig Wam Bam!
14 August 2005 | by bob_bearSee all my reviews

I first saw Wigstock in an Art-house cinema in Berlin amidst an audience largely made up of glamorous and extremely vocal German drag queens. And let me tell you, it was one of the most fun experiences in my life. Talk about audience participation? It was a riot!

I've since bought first the video and now the DVD and watch it again and again - whenever I need a pick me up - whenever I need to remind myself that, as The Lady Bunny says: "We can all get it together and have a great time!" I have only two criticisms of this movie. 1. At a running time of approx 85 mins, it is not long enough! And 2. I really don't like Leigh Bowery's performance at all. Otherwise, it's all good. The audience are every bit as fabulous as the performers on stage and backstage.

A couple of my fellow posters have complained about the lipsynching. Why? It's a given in drag culture. And Girlina and the like are awesome exponents. Got a complaint? You try lipsynching in those heels, honey! This film somehow manages to be both a celebration of diversity and community. I am totally in awe. My thanks to all concerned.


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