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 »
The behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition.
Bruce Jay Friedman
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try to conceal their lifestyle and their ownership ... See full summary »
New girl Cassie (Brandon Alexander III) and outcast Maggie (Dudley Beene) are easily the most awkward girls in high school. Together, they decide the way to win the hearts of the cute boys ... See full summary »
Brandon Alexander III,
Lauren Rose Lewis
From performing across world stages to winning (and losing) Drag Race or dealing with major tragedies, The Queens lifts the lace front, giving insight into one of the most fascinating and popular art forms.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wigstock: The Movie, now nearly a full decade old, is a glimpse into the worlds (underworlds, nitelife worlds, &, up-to-that-day worlds) of mostly drag queen performers/entertainers who, for one day, celebrate w/a huge festival known as Wigstock. This film features many of it's long-time performers, as well as some first-timers, together, both in full-garb & then, in their regular, everyday attire, giving their little bits & pieces on what performing means to them, how they each decided to do drag, where they got their names, & how they have enjoyed their success. An early & rare, pre-'mainstream/well-known', performance is given by then, up & comers, DEEE-LITE. There's also some bittersweet memories, reflecting back on so many that have died from AIDS who used to be performers in/at Wigstock. Another funtime is seeing Ru-Paul perform. The clothes & make-up of each performer is a genuine creative move of their own. However, it's DEFINITELY the wigs that all of the performers choose to wear that give the biggest chuckles and add the most fun to the film as a whole. A gaze through a long-gone window into the lives of Gay New Yorker's (as well as many from surrounding areas, just as interested in being there as the performers were!), mid-90's, pre-9/11, AIDS at the forefront, & when everyone could just get together for one fun day out, w/o any inhibitions & treat it as if it were Halloween, Mardi-Gras, & New Year's Eve, all in one joyous event! Thank Goodness the filmmakers took the time & liberty to encapsulate such an event that, for all we know, may not be around once this film has reached it's 2-decade mark. And how sad that truly would be that so much crazy fun would be lost forever. Prepare to laugh A lot!!! (And don't forget to wear your best...AND BIGGEST!!!)
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