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The Cockettes (2002)

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.
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Credited cast:
Larry Brinkin Larry Brinkin ... Self
Peggy Cass ... Self (archive footage)
The Cockettes The Cockettes ... Self (archive footage)
Pristine Condition Pristine Condition ... Self (archive footage)
Jackie Curtis ... Self (archive footage)
Candy Darling ... Self (archive footage)
Dusty Dawn Dusty Dawn ... Self
Divine ... Self (archive footage)
Anton Dunnigan Anton Dunnigan ... Self
Ahmet Ertegun ... Self (archive footage)
John Flowers John Flowers ... Self
Allen Ginsberg ... Self (archive footage)
Goldie Glitters Goldie Glitters ... Self
Grateful Dead ... Themselves (archive footage) (as The Grateful Dead)
Ann Harris Ann Harris ... Self
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

1969 ... San Francisco ... Sexual Anarchy

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, sexual content, drug references and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Himself: They were hippie acid-freak drag queens.
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Connections

References Luminous Procuress (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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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This film is inspiring to artists everywhere
24 August 2003 | by TheMikeJusticeSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It's odd that I would because I have almost no interest in hippies or drag queens. But, something about their DIY (do it yourself) aesthetic really resonated with me. They wanted to be "stars," so they dressed up in crazy outfits, dropped acid, and put on "shows" consisting of whatever interested them that week. If they wanted to make a film about Trisha Nixon's wedding, they grabbed a camera, dressed up, make makeshift sets, and shot one. This film was really inspiring to me as an artist.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кокетки See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,118, 12 May 2002

Gross USA:

$220,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,165
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Grandelusion See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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