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The Cockettes A funny, triumphant, and moving documentary about the mad theatrical troupe of San Francisco upstarts who dared to be fab and gay and glam before even...The CockettesDocumentaryPT100MR A funny, triumphant, and moving documentary about the mad theatrical troupe of San Francisco upstarts who dared to be fab and gay and glam before even...2002-07-26Strand Releasing
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The Cockettes

Genre: Documentary; Director: Bill Weber, David Weissman; Release Date Wide: 06/28/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Strand Releasing

A funny, triumphant, and moving documentary about the mad theatrical troupe of San Francisco upstarts who dared to be fab and gay and glam before even the late-’60s generation knew what to make of them. Bill Weber and David Weissman’s film, which weaves home-movie footage around witty interviews, unveils a community of wacked innocents who were the missing link between hippie and drag, between Andy Warhol’s super- stars and John Waters’ freaks. The Cockettes weren’t talented, exactly, yet their bedazzled flakiness takes you closer than most films to what was once meant by the term ”free-spirited.”

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