To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie NewmarDVD - 2002 | Widescreen version
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Costume Designer: Marlene Stewart. Drag queens in a rural setting. Can't get much more camp than that. And, each queen has her own aesthetic: Vida Boheme is a Southern belle, Ch-Chi is a Latinx “drag princess,” and Noxeema is a no-nonsense diva with a wardrobe to die for. Don't think for a min... Read More »
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(seeing a framed and signed black-and-white photo of Julie Newmar in the reflection of the mirror) VIDA: "Look, Miss Julie Newmar has been watching silently over this entire conversation. And look at her, vintage Miss Julie. She is the perfect, the ultimate ... oh! Try to describe her and not use the word 'statuesque'. Oh, Miss Julie, you are statuesque and you were the only Catwoman. Oh, read it please." / (reading the signature on the photo) CHI-CHI: "'To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar.' Who was Wong Foo?" / VIDA: "I don't know, but evidently they were close."
Virgil: "Some ladies need to get hit." / Vida: "Well then, it stands to reason that some men need to get hit back."
"Let's throw you two a pity party. Two 'fraidy ol' ladies. You gotta live life before it lives you, you stupid!"
Carol Ann: "This is the presidential suite." / Chi-Chi: "Must've been one of those bad presidents."
Violence: Scenes of domestic abuse against a woman, as well as a scene that implies gang rape.
Other: Drag queens are sometimes considered controversial (by more conservative audiences).
Coarse Language: One use of the word "dick" (mild cuss, not explicit), in addition to fairly mild ethnic slurs (that would be missed by children, and probably would only be noticed if actively looking for something profane).
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Three drag queens (two co-winners of a New York pageant and their naive up-and-comer friend) drive cross-country from the Big Apple to the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. However, their old Cadillac convertible breaks down and the trio is stuck in middle America where alternative lifestyles of any sort are far less tolerated than in the big cities on either coast. Their presence leads to comedic hijinks that have less to do with their genderqueer identities, but rather their social and economic status as women (as the town is convinced they are women) in a town ruled by straight old white guys.