Wigstock: The Movie
Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

The three-decade-old annual Manhattan gathering of drag queens and their fans is portrayed in this colorful documentary. The film concentrates on the spectacle of the event, providing abundant examples of the elaborate costumes, flamboyant… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 9, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Caryn James
New York Times

Wigstock, the event and the movie, is good-natured, campy fun.

Martha Sherrill
Washington Post

While this documentary could have been simply excessive and superficial, a sweet complexity and some darkness arrive toward the end.

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Emanuel Levy

This color spectacle is more of a celebration of the annual drag show than a probing documentary

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

An outrageously entertaining, purely-for-pleasure dragathon...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

An affectionate, rousing tribute to the annual drag-queen festival in New York City.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Glenn Dunks

Wigstock: The Movie is perhaps not quite as refined as Woodstock, but it is an important cultural touchstone nonetheless.

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