To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

1995

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Critics Consensus

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar seeks to celebrate individuality, but is too timid and predictable to achieve its admittedly noble aims.

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Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen beauty pageant circuit have hit the open road in a 1967 Cadillac convertible. Destination: Hollywood. But the trio is in for a detour when the car breaks down in the tiny midwestern town of Snydersville, where drag queens are about as common as August snowstorms. Up to now Snydersville has been a lot more like a graveyard than a town. That's all about to change. The local citizenry is going to get an infusion of flash and glamour the likes of which it's never seen. During the course of one incredible weekend, eyes will be opened, broken hearts healed, and hair teased within an inch of its life.

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Cast

Wesley Snipes
as Noxema Jackson
Patrick Swayze
as Vida Boheme
John Leguizamo
as Chi Chi Rodriguez
Blythe Danner
as Beatrice
Jason London
as Bobby Ray
Chris Penn
as Sheriff Dollard
Beth Grant
as Loretta
Jamie Harrold
as Billy Budd
Mike Hodge
as Jimmy Joe
RuPaul
as Rachel Tensions
Julie Newmar
as Herself
Jerry Orbach
as Used car dealer
Joel Story
as Little Earnest
Abie Hope Hyatt
as Donna Lee
Robin Williams
as John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Shea Degan
as State Trooper
Dean Houser
as State Trooper
Joe Grojean
as State Trooper
Keith Reddin
as Motel Manager
Dayton Callie
as Crazy Elijah
Ron Carley
as Old Man
Tim Keller
as Rude Boy
Alexander Heimberg
as Miss Understood
Joey Arias
as Justine
Allen Hidalgo
as Chita Riviera
Mishell Chandler
as Miss Missy
David Drumgold
as Cappuccino Commotion
Clinton Leupp
as Miss Coco Peru
Lionel Tiburcio
as Laritza Dumont
David Barton
as Boy in Chains
Susanne Bartsch
as NY Pageant Judge
Quentin Crisp
as NY Pageant Judge
Matthew Kasten
as NY Pageant Judge
Widow Norton
as NY Pageant Judge
Charles Ching
as Coco LaChine
Mike Fulk
as Victoria Weston
Brendan McDanniel
as Candis Cayne
Shelton McDonald
as Princess Diandra
James Palacio
as Fiona James
Steven Polito
as Hedda Lettuce
Philip Stoehr
as Philomena
Martha Flynn
as Vida's Mother
Shari Shell-True
as Dance Teacher
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Critic Reviews for To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10)

  • A politically correct comedy about drag queens? This is the American response to the superior Aussie flick Adventures of Priscilla. Macho Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo can't lift it above the routine.

    Dec 31, 2006 | Rating: C

    Emanuel Levy

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Leguizamo's Chi Chi is the only one who looks anything like a drag queen, let alone a woman; yet we are asked to believe that it's Swayze's breathy Vida and Snipes' squealing Noxeema who've got their stocking seams straight.

    Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Kidron's direction stays flat even when the actors are funny. It doesn't help that the screenplay, by Douglas Carter Beane, is so thin that one of its biggest events is the three main characters' having car trouble.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • Imagine, "Wong Foo" suggests, a world where people stopped judging one another and simply surrendered to the silliness that's dormant inside us.

    Jun 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a glam-o-rama party until the trio hits the road. Suddenly, Wong Foo is all cross-dressed with no place to go -- but down.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • What is amazing is how the movie manages to be funny and amusing while tippy-toeing around (a) sex, (b) controversy and (c) any originality in the plot.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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