Superstar in a Housedress (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Superstar in a Housedress (2004)

Superstar in a Housedress



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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: May 9, 2006


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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (14)

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

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
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.

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

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | August 6, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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An affectionate biographical documentary.

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

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Toronto Star
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