6.6/10
561
3 user 7 critic

Pageant (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 December 2008 (USA)
Trailer
2:43 | Trailer
A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern-Fingerhut (as Stewart Halpern)
Reviews
5 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
Cherry Pop (2017)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Cherry Pop! is a crazy night in the life of a small local bar's drag show. It's about a newcomer struggling with being the outcast on his first night. And a legend coming to terms with life... See full summary »

Director: Assaad Yacoub
Stars: Lars Berge, Toccara Jones, Jared Carlson
Dancing Queen (TV Series 2018)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A docu-series that follows Justin Johnson, aka drag superstar Alyssa Edwards, as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life.

Stars: Alyssa Edwards, Atlee Millard, Marcella Raneri
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Brad Hammer
Stars: Alyssa Edwards
Transformations (TV Series 2013)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Author and 90s club kid James St. James invites drag performers, club kids, special effects artists and other makeup artists to transform his hairless visage into zombies, disco balls, drag queens and beyond.

Stars: James St. James, John Stapleton, Mathu Andersen
Madam Satan (1930)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Members of the Japanese royal family seeking to appease a "Death Goddess" through ritualistic temple sex.

Director: Noboru Tanaka
Stars: Rie Nakagawa, Yuri Yamashina, Hijiri Abe
RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series 2009)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Glorioso Carl Glorioso ... Himself
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
Edit

Storyline

A portrait of five men competing in the Miss Gay America pageant.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Карнавальное шествие See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

In loving memory of my father, Ronald Davis, who never understood this project, but unconditionally supported it and me. - Ron See more »

Soundtracks

Fat Cat Nellie
Written by Jamie Dunlap, Marc Ferrari, Stephen Lang, and Scott Nickoley
Courtesy of MasterSource Music Catalog
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great little film
2 November 2009 | by eyecandyforuSee all my reviews

Pageant is a documentary about The Miss Gay America Pageant, apparently THE high stakes competition for female impersonators. We meet a few of the contestants and follow them on a bizarre, funny, poignant and exhilarating journey. It's fascinating to see what support they have, from a very close straight friend to parents and their partners. It obviously takes courage for these guys to do what they do and they give it their all, it's exhausting just to watch them. They come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Imaginative with over the top performances and costumes, subtlety has no place here. If you've never seen anything like this,check it out. Entertaining from start to finish.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed