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Superstar in a Housedress Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2005
It's an engrossing peek at an era that now seems as meteoric, crazy and distant as the Roaring Twenties.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 23, 2004
A vibrant, skin-deep flirt, both refined and tawdry, fabulous and skin deep -- probably a comparison Curtis himself would appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

E! Online
August 21, 2004
As this entertaining documentary makes clear, the witty, wisecracking, son-of-a-Marine drag queen was an artist in his own right.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
August 19, 2004
Slow-starting but ultimately invigorating.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Entertaining and fine-looking doc.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 23, 2004
An affectionate biographical documentary.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 22, 2004
Undeniably fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 28, 2004
Highberger's movie is as much a reclamation of cultural territory as it is a bio-pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 28, 2004
An enthusiastic backstage biography of one of Warhol's drag-queen divas, Jackie Curtis.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 12, 2004
The most resonant parts of the movie are, oddly, the interviews with his fellow glam bohemians.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 11, 2004
There are several admiring -- and often hilarious -- interviews with an astounding array of Curtis' surviving pals.
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Ronnie Scheib
May 10, 2004
What makes Highberger's docu so rewarding is the wealth of material available.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
May 6, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 6, 2004
[Curtis'] life fascinates, as colorful as one of the old movies he loved.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 5, 2004
A vivid and affectionate portrait of Jackie Curtis, the drag personality who cut a speed-driven swath through New York's downtown bohemia in the late 1960's and 1970's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 4, 2004
A fabulously fond and entertaining tribute.
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