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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+
May 4, 2004
A fabulously fond and entertaining tribute.
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
May 6, 2004
[Curtis'] life fascinates, as colorful as one of the old movies he loved.
May 11, 2004
There are several admiring -- and often hilarious -- interviews with an astounding array of Curtis' surviving pals.
January 20, 2005
It's an engrossing peek at an era that now seems as meteoric, crazy and distant as the Roaring Twenties.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 10, 2004
What makes Highberger's docu so rewarding is the wealth of material available.
August 19, 2004
Slow-starting but ultimately invigorating.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 12, 2004
The most resonant parts of the movie are, oddly, the interviews with his fellow glam bohemians.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 28, 2004
An enthusiastic backstage biography of one of Warhol's drag-queen divas, Jackie Curtis.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
July 22, 2004
Undeniably fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2004
An affectionate biographical documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2004
Entertaining and fine-looking doc.
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
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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