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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
In the gay San Francisco of the '70s, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight shows at the Palace Theater. In their 2 1/2 year existence, The Cockettes created 20 shows, and were featured in 4 films. They created a unique burst of cultural experimentation and artistic outrageousness that continues to influence the worlds of theater, music, fashion, gay politics and spirituality, and urban club life.

Cast: Rumi , Anton Dunnigan , Anton Koldewyn , Dusty Dawn , John Flowers , Goldie Glitter , Fayette Hauser , Ocean Michael Moon

Directors: Bill Weber , David Weissman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Strand Releasing

The Cockettes (2002)

Release Date: May 10th, 2002|1 hr. 39 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A sweet-natured reconsideration of one of San Francisco's most vital, if least widely recognized, creative fountainheads. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Looks like Weimar decadence and feels like down-home friendship. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The Cockettes epitomized a brief confluence of new possibilities, not so much in theater as in personal style, lending them a certain historical value that greatly exceeds their contribution to theater. show more

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