Wigstock - The Movie
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Come to the land of a thousand Lizas (and Barbaras, Judys, and Marilyn Monroes) in this gay and colorful documentary that chronicles the great spectacle of New York's annual festival of drag queens. The event has been taking place every Labor day in Manhattan for thirty years. Over 20,000 people regularly attend. As the name implies, Wigstock features thousands of carefully coiffed wigs designed to resemble the hair of drag queen faves. Also included are many gorgeous costumes, and of course, performances. The camera also takes the viewer backstage to watch while performers rehearse their… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wigstock, the event and the movie, is good-natured, campy fun."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"While this documentary could have been simply excessive and superficial, a sweet complexity and some darkness arrive toward the end."
‑ Martha Sherrill, Washington Post
"An outrageously entertaining, purely-for-pleasure dragathon..."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"An affectionate, rousing tribute to the annual drag-queen festival in New York City."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Part concert film, part documentary and totally fun, Barry Shils' 1995 release captures the good cheer, outrageous humor and high energy of downtown Manhattan's annual Labor Day "drag" extravaganza."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This color spectacle is more of a celebration of the annual drag show than a probing documentary"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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