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The Cockettes Reviews

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March 4, 2017
The film ... is a must see for anybody wanting to learn about alternative forms of drag and for those who want to know about a forgotten slice of pop culture.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 28, 2002
This is one of those rare docs that paints a grand picture of an era and makes the journey feel like a party.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2002
Much has been written about those years when the psychedelic '60s grooved over into the gay '70s, but words don't really do the era justice. You have to see it.
October 4, 2002
One fantastic (and educational) documentary.
September 6, 2002
Cockettes has the glorious, gaudy benefit of much stock footage of Those Days, featuring all manner of drag queen, bearded lady and lactating hippie.
September 6, 2002
As Weber and Weissman demonstrate with such insight and celebratory verve, the Cockettes weren't as much about gender, sexual preference or political agitprop as they were simply a triumph of the indomitable human will to rebel, connect and create.
August 23, 2002
Gaudily filmed, tenderly imagined.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2002
An insightfully cheeky entertainment.
August 9, 2002
This expert, heartfelt movie establishes them as being as much a part of swingin' San Francisco as the Grateful Dead or the Beats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2002
Manages to transcend the sex, drugs and show-tunes plot into something far richer.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 2, 2002
It's a warm, vibrant visit with a flock of freaky creative people and proves that being a total weirdo is a very good thing indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 26, 2002
It celebrates the group's playful spark of nonconformity, glancing vividly back at what Hibiscus grandly called his 'angels of light.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2002
An irresistible documentary look at the ensemble of the moment in the hippie kingdom of San Francisco, this comprehensive and charming film not only recalls those days exactly, it also manages the wonderful trick of taking us back there along with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
An occasionally interesting but mostly repetitive look at a slice of counterculture that might be best forgotten.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
A fascinating poke into the soul of the '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 25, 2002
In addition to lively interviews with surviving Cockettes features a dizzying array of vintage footage of the troupe in action.
July 25, 2002
The real value of the film ... lies in its retrieval of a hugely influential -- even revolutionary -- arts collective from the cultural dustbin where anything that didn't happen yesterday, or on MTV, is casually remaindered.
July 24, 2002
A fascinating case study of flower-power liberation -- and the price that was paid for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 23, 2002
A totally delightful hoot.
July 12, 2002
Colorful, informative documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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