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Wig (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 4 May 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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Credited cast:
Joey Arias Joey Arias ... Himself
Kevin Aviance ... Himself
Fenton Bailey ... Himself
Boomer Banks ... Himself
Jackie Beat Jackie Beat ... Herself
Willam Belli
Leigh Bowery Leigh Bowery ... Himself (archive footage)
Lady Bunny Lady Bunny ... Herself
David Burtka ... Himself
Matthew Camp ... Himself
Aaron Coady ... Himself
Jayne County ... Herself
Flotilla Debarge Flotilla Debarge ... Herself
Drew Droege ... Himself
Lena Hall ... Yitzhak
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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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HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

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English

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4 May 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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Cute doc. but missed the mark.
3 July 2019 | by cophotographySee all my reviews

It was a really well made documentary and it was really cool seeing all the early footage of the scene back in the day, but the documentary failed to highlight what happened after Wigstock's last festival.

a whole scene bloomed in brooklyn and another festival called Bushwig was created. WIG failed terribly in highlighting that moment in time. If your going to make a documentary THEN make a documentary and research. It's dangerous to make documentaries that are not accurate.


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