Paramount On Screen: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar [PG-13]

Paramount On Screen: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar [PG-13]

Movies | 06/8/2024 | 7:30PM

1995 | PG-13 | Runtime: 109 minutes

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 pathetic 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.

Image credits: Universal

Did you know?

  • Patrick Swayze earned the role of sage Vida Boheme by improvising a thirty-minute monologue inspired by the bullying he suffered as a boy studying ballet in Texas.
  • The Drag Queens in the two pageant scenes are actual drag performers. Besides RuPaul, other well-known Queens featured were Lady Bunny, Candis Cayne, Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, and Lady Catiria.
  • The title of the movie came from an autographed picture of Julie Newmar that author Douglas Carter Beane saw on the wall of a Times Square Chinese restaurant, the China Bowl, in the mid 1980s.

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Schedule of Events

  • June 8, 2024 | 7:30PM
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Cast

  • Wesley Snipes as "Noxeema"
  • Patrick Swayze as "Vida"
  • John Leguizamo as "Chi-Chi"
  • Stockard Channing as "Carol Ann"
  • Blythe Danner as "Beatrice"
  • Arliss Howard as "Virgil"
  • Chris Penn as "Sheriff Dollard"

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