Wigstock: The Movie (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

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The three-decade-old annual Manhattan gathering of drag queens and their fans is portrayed in this colorful documentary. The film concentrates on the spectacle of the event, providing abundant examples of the elaborate costumes, flamboyant wigs, and campy musical performances that characterize the event.

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Critic Reviews for Wigstock: The Movie

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Wigstock, the event and the movie, is good-natured, campy fun.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/4
New York Times
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An outrageously entertaining, purely-for-pleasure dragathon...

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Part concert film, part documentary and totally fun, Barry Shils' 1995 release captures the good cheer, outrageous humor and high energy of downtown Manhattan's annual Labor Day "drag" extravaganza.

February 13, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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An affectionate, rousing tribute to the annual drag-queen festival in New York City.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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While this documentary could have been simply excessive and superficial, a sweet complexity and some darkness arrive toward the end.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Wigstock: The Movie is perhaps not quite as refined as Woodstock, but it is an important cultural touchstone nonetheless.

March 4, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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