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The Cockettes Reviews

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 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
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 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 11, 2002
An entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2002
A funny, triumphant, and moving documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 28, 2002
Indulgent, tedious documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 27, 2002
It turns out there is quite a lot that the endlessly recycled and diluted images of the storied counterculture have obscured about some of the most interesting and vital parts of the culture itself, which the filmmakers have brought triumphantly to life.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2002
Fond, funny documentary.
May 10, 2002
A sweet-natured reconsideration of one of San Francisco's most vital, if least widely recognized, creative fountainheads.