Sunday, February 17, 2008

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

I guess it helps to know who Julie Newmar is. Ms. Newmar is most famous for her role as Catwoman on the 1960's Batman TV series.

In some bizarre twist she becomes the inspiration for three drag queens about to embark on a road trip. Like most movies involving drag queens, the are lots of laughs punctuated by periods of threatening behaviour on the parts of others. These seems to be an odd theme (also see The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) that I guess reflects how they see life around them or how they are actually treated outside the big cities. Anyway...To Wong Foo has its moments, though not a great movie by any means, its worth seeing Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo and expecially Wesley Sinpes (as the unforgettable Noxeema Jackson) get all gussied up. Its also a good reminder these three gents, excuse me, "career girls" can act. Swayze has become the butt of so many jokes sometimes its hard to remember that he's had some memorable roles.


2 1/2 Dead Clowns

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