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Superstar in a Housedress

Superstar in a Housedress (2004)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 0

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This warm documentary from Craig Highberger studies the life of transvestite legend and Andy Warhol prodigy Jackie Curtis. The son of a dancer and a marine, Curtis grew up in New York above his grandmother's saloon and in time became a poet, playwright and a director. He continuously tested boundaries and made transvestites all over feel at ease about who they were. Look for cameos from Lily Tomlin, Harvey Fierstein, Paul Morrissey and more.

Unrated,

Documentary, Special Interest

May 9, 2006

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (0)

It's an engrossing peek at an era that now seems as meteoric, crazy and distant as the Roaring Twenties.

January 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The film is full of flamboyant personalities, and they all contribute to the impression that Highberger above all wants to pay tribute to Curtis' brave determination to discover and express his ever-changing identity at all costs.

August 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Slow-starting but ultimately invigorating.

August 19, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Fascinating.

August 6, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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An affectionate biographical documentary.

July 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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Highberger's movie is as much a reclamation of cultural territory as it is a bio-pic.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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A vibrant, skin-deep flirt, both refined and tawdry, fabulous and skin deep -- probably a comparison Curtis himself would appreciate.

August 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

As this entertaining documentary makes clear, the witty, wisecracking, son-of-a-Marine drag queen was an artist in his own right.

August 21, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Entertaining and fine-looking doc.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Undeniably fun.

July 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

Required viewing for all Warholia aficionados and any one with even a passing interest in the counter-culture of a New York City that exists only as a dimming memory in the minds of those lucky enough to have lived there.

May 6, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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