Wigstock: The Movie (1995)

The subject of cross-dressing has already, ah, come out of the closet 
in recent films ranging from MRS. DOUBTFIRE to PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE 
DESERT.  The novelty of men-as-women has passed, making a full-length 
documentary on the subject-- in the context of New York's annual drag 
festival-- seem like too little, too late.  

Despite an endless array of towering wigs and colorful costumes, 
WIGSTOCK is a shrill, unfocused film with no real momentum behind it. 
There's virtually no story to hold the raw footage together.  In terms 
of sheer spectacle, it's amusing enough; but it's camp without a sense 
of time, place, or purpose.  Who are these characters?  What is this 
event??  The film never tells.

BOTTOM LINE:  What a drag.

Grade: C-

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