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Pageant (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 December 2008 (USA)
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A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant.

Directors:

Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut (as Stewart Halpern)

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Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut (as Stewart Halpern)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Glorioso Carl Glorioso ... Himself
Victor Bowling Victor Bowling ... Himself
Robert Martin Robert Martin ... Himself
David Lowman David Lowman ... Himself (as David Lohman)
Tony Brewer Tony Brewer ... Himself (as Toney Brewer)
Raquel Chevallier Raquel Chevallier ... Himself - Reigning Miss Gay America
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Devore Steve Devore ... Himself - Pageant Judge
Nicole Dubois Nicole Dubois ... Himself
Alyssa Edwards ... Himself
Larry Edwards ... Himself - Pageant Judge / Miss Gay America 1980
Truly Fabu Truly Fabu ... Himself
Jake Fisher ... Himself - Robert's Friend
Vicki Holleman Vicki Holleman ... Herself - Pageant Judge
Layla LaRue Layla LaRue ... Himself
Luscious Luscious ... Himself
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A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant.

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Taglines:

Fifty Men...Fifty Dreams...One Crown.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Карнавальное шествие See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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$500,000 (estimated)
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For Adam - for adding all of the sparkle and glitter to my life. - Stew See more »

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Don't Leave Me That Way
Written by Kenny Gamble, Cary Gilbert, and Leon Huff
Published by Warner Tamerlane Music Publishing (BMI)
Performed by Thelma Houston
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Sound all but ruins the film
16 October 2011 | by butaneggbertSee all my reviews

I'm stunned to see an earlier review specify that "Pageant" is "well done, in all technical elements". I found just the opposite, with poorly-mastered sound all but ruining the film for me.

The music swelled over the voices, the voices fought the ambiance, and the man who spoke in the lowest register forced me to crank up the volume every time he spoke. In fact, I don't recall ever before having to ride the levels during the entire length of a movie, never letting go of the remote for its entire length. I'd get the voices to a volume level that allowed me to make out the words, then the music would crash in and wake my companion. I'd hastily drop the level, then some poor soul on the screen would start mouthing silent words again.

Of course this would be more bearable if the film were closed captioned, but the version that ran on Sundance this week was not.

I enjoyed the film overall despite this handicap but it certainly colored the experience for me. I can't imagine how it got major-market release like this.


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