To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Beeban Kidron directs Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo in this road movie where three drag queens travel from New York to L.A. only to find themselves stranded in a one horse town in need of a makeover.

A gaudy mess that abandons the on-the-road, Easy Rider in heels pitch far too quickly. The girls become sexless fairy godmothers to a town of repressed hicks, riding in like Shane and riding out like Oprah. The tone shifts unsettlingly from underwritten Oscar bait drama to facile kids’ movie. Reality is in short supply, fantasy is only present as the three macho leads are so game in their well maintained transformations. Not a patch on Priscilla… and that beloved cult favourite was hardly perfect either.


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