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The Cockettes

2002, Documentary, 1h 39m

44 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Absorbing, fascinating, and finally poignant, The Cockettes provides a colorful, eye-opening view of the counterculture 1960s. Read critic reviews

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In the gay San Francisco of the '70s, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight shows at the Palace Theater. In their 2 1/2 year existence, The Cockettes created 20 shows, and were featured in 4 films. They created a unique burst of cultural experimentation and artistic outrageousness that continues to influence the worlds of theater, music, fashion, gay politics and spirituality, and urban club life.

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