SIFF PRIDE: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

USA | 1995 | 109 | Beeban Kidron

June 28 - 30, 2024


Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. The flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn’t mean they don’t have humanity in common.

Elite Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes) impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet drag novice Chi-Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo) -- one of the losers that evening -- the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their joined wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America and struggle to make it to Los Angeles in time.

  • Director: Beeban Kidron
  • Principal Cast: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1995
  • Running Time: 109
  • Producer: G. Mac Brown, E.J. Foerster
  • Screenplay: Douglas Carter Beane
  • Cinematographers: Steve Mason
  • Editors: Andrew Mondshein
  • Music: Rachel Portman
  • Language: English