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Wig (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 16 December 2019 (USA)
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Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few ... See full summary »

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Chris Moukarbel
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Credited cast:
Joey Arias ... Self
Kevin Aviance ... Self
Fenton Bailey ... Self
Boomer Banks ... Self
Jackie Beat ... Self
Willam Belli
Leigh Bowery ... Self (archive footage)
David Burtka ... Self
Matthew Camp Matthew Camp ... Self
Aaron Coady ... Self
Jayne County ... Self
Flotilla Debarge Flotilla Debarge ... Self
Drew Droege ... Self
Lena Hall ... Yitzhak
Neil Patrick Harris ... Self
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Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny has brought it back. This past summer, the festival returned, bringing together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, into one of the largest drag performances ever staged. Wig explores the origins and the influence of the historic festival through rich archival footage, as well as provides a look into the contemporary drag movement that the festival served as a foundation for. Wig is a celebration of New York drag culture, and those personalities and performances that contribute to the ways we understand queerness, art, and identity today. Written by Anonymous

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Not Drag Race!
3 July 2019 | by greengrl-80597See all my reviews

If you're looking for a closer lewk at the real world of Drag, this is for you! This isn't Drag Race; it's a fun, nostalgic doc about the drag festival, Wigstock which was started in the East Village of Manahattan in the '80's and features clips from the past, some of Drag's pioneering Queens to the 2018 resurgence of the festival. Some familiar faces from Rupaul's Drag Race but it's not focused on them.


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HBO [United States]

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English

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16 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Matador Content See more »
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