TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR
1982. 109 min. Directed by Beeban Kidron.
New York City drag divas Noxeema, Vida, and Chi Chi (played by Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo) take a road trip to the Miss Drag Queen of America Pageant in Hollywood—and come across a few major bumps along the way. This star studded hit comedy includes cameos by RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Flotilla DeBarge and, of course, Julie Newmar. As a child, TO WONG FOO made a big impression on Brooklyn drag artist Untitled Queen, who writes, “It made me laugh, it made me curious, confused, and enthralled. Back when I started performing, I also began a deep friendship with two other queens, and have thought so much about the parallels to this film.”