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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Alexander Paul Alexander ... Himself
Anohni ... Himself (as Antony Hegarty)
Joey Arias Joey Arias ... Himself (as Joseph Arias)
Alexis Arquette ... Herself
Jackie Beat Jackie Beat ... Jackie
Leigh Bowery Leigh Bowery ... Himself
Nicola Bowery Nicola Bowery ... Herself (as Nicola Bateman)
Lina Bradford Lina Bradford ... Herself (as Girlina)
Candis Cayne ... Herself (Candis Cayne) (as Brendan McDanniel)
Jayne County ... Himself (as Wayne County)
Flotilla Debarge Flotilla Debarge ... Himself (as Flotilla De Barge)
Jackee Dee Jackee Dee ... Wigstock Dancer
Chloe Dzubilo Chloe Dzubilo ... Herself
John Epperson ... (as Lypsinka)
Flloyd ... Himself
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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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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,563, 11 June 1995

Gross USA:

$686,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$686,152
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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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Connections

References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Cold Summer's Day
by Erasure
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Festival of Absolute Camp And Fabulousness
7 December 2000 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

It's hard to know where to begin here. It's basically a documentary of the Drag festival Wigstock. These kinds of documentaries are great in that they give people in Middle America a look into a world they would probably never otherwise see. Being that this is a drag show, you will of course see fabulous costumes, fabulous hair, fabulous attitude and fabulous song numbers. It's all a world where people are caught up in in visions of their own absolute fabulousness. In scenes where you see several people living together and getting dressed for their performances, you wonder how such larger than life personalities could stand to share the same room.

Great performances here. Lypsinka is great as always and here on this movie you will have your only chance to see a Drag Queen give birth on stage. Recommended only if you are not uptight.


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