History Film / ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar

20th May '16 5:06:09 AM DesertDragon
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Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for Golden Globes, and the film remains a beloved gay classic to this day.

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Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for Golden Globes, and the film remains a beloved gay classic to this day.
day. It's often credited for inspiring an entire generation of drag queens.
20th Apr '16 1:49:02 PM Berrenta
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* JerkassFacade: Noxeema is cynical, snarky and sometimes she seems to be an outright cold-hearted bitch, but in fact she is very kind and lovable, but afraid of trusting other people, since "there are people you don't trust, because they'll use it to stab you in the ribs". [[ItGetsBetter She drops the facade in the end]].

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* JerkassFacade: Noxeema is cynical, snarky and sometimes she seems to be an outright cold-hearted bitch, but in fact she is very kind and lovable, but afraid of trusting other people, since "there are people you don't trust, because they'll use it to stab you in the ribs". [[ItGetsBetter She drops the facade in the end]].end.
7th Feb '16 7:33:39 AM DesertDragon
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* BlitheSpirit: The girls serve as this to the people of Snydersville.

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* BeautyContest: The film's FramingDevice. It begins with the queens competing in a state-level drag pageant, and the bulk of the movie involves their trip to Los Angeles to compete in the national.
* BlitheSpirit: The girls serve as this to the people of Snydersville.]]
7th Feb '16 7:25:52 AM DesertDragon
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** [[RunningGag "It's a typo!"]]

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** [[RunningGag "It's a typo!"]]misprint!"]]
9th Jan '16 8:39:29 AM DesertDragon
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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Inverted. Right before the girls get pulled over by Sheriff Dollard, Noxie assumes they're in West Virginia, despite the total lack of mountains. We never do find out where Snydersville is, but Oklahoma or Arkansas are most likely, and it was filmed in Nebraska.

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* TheMountainsOfIllinois: Inverted. Right before the girls get pulled over by Sheriff Dollard, Noxie assumes they're in West Virginia, despite the total lack of mountains. We never do find out where Snydersville is, but Oklahoma or Arkansas are most likely, likely given the route between New York and it was LA. The film's rural scenes were filmed in Nebraska.
9th Jan '16 8:35:16 AM DesertDragon
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-->'''Vida:''' Virgil's beating up Carol Ann
-->'''Noxie:''' (''unconcerned'') Most likely

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-->'''Vida:''' Virgil's beating up Carol Ann
Ann!
-->'''Noxie:''' (''unconcerned'') Most likelylikely.
9th Jan '16 8:32:51 AM DesertDragon
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Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for Golden Globes, and the film remains a guilty pleasure, especially for queer men who were kids when it was released.

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Swayze and Leguizamo were nominated for Golden Globes, and the film remains a guilty pleasure, especially for queer men who were kids when it was released.
beloved gay classic to this day.
14th Nov '15 3:07:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: [=RuPaul=], Naomi Campbell, RobinWilliams, and Ms. Newmar herself.

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* TheCameo: [=RuPaul=], Naomi Campbell, RobinWilliams, Creator/RobinWilliams, and Ms. Newmar herself.
13th Oct '15 3:24:41 AM Morgenthaler
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1995 comedy about a trio of {{Drag Queen}}s on a road trip to compete in a national pageant. If this sounds familiar at all, that's because ''TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' was released in the previous year, with a similar premise and equally-unwieldy name. However, while ''Priscilla'' was steeped in realism, ''To Wong Foo'' opts for the RuleOfFunny. That is, we never see the men out of drag even though they're not {{transsexual}} (female pronouns are used for the sake of convenience), and the people they encounter don't know they're men at first.

Female impersonators and close friends Vida Bohemme (Creator/PatrickSwayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Creator/WesleySnipes) tie for a state-level drag pageant in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and win a trip to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles to compete in the national. On their way backstage, they run into competitor Chi-Chi Rodriguez (JohnLeguizamo), distraught that she lost. Seeing a diamond in the rough, charitable Vida manages to convince Noxie to take Chi-Chi with them to Hollywood while teaching her the ways of drag. To pay Chi-Chi's way, the girls sell their plane tickets (something else that doesn't thrill Noxie) for an old but stylish convertible and embark on their 2,000-mile journey.

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1995 comedy about a trio of {{Drag Queen}}s on a road trip to compete in a national pageant. If this sounds familiar at all, that's because ''TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' was released in the previous year, with a similar premise and equally-unwieldy name. However, while ''Priscilla'' was steeped in realism, ''To Wong Foo'' opts for the RuleOfFunny. That is, we never see the men out of drag even though they're not {{transsexual}} (female pronouns are used for the sake of convenience), and the people they encounter don't know they're men at first.

Female impersonators and close friends Vida Bohemme (Creator/PatrickSwayze) and Noxeema Jackson (Creator/WesleySnipes) tie for a state-level drag pageant in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and win a trip to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles to compete in the national. On their way backstage, they run into competitor Chi-Chi Rodriguez (JohnLeguizamo), (Creator/JohnLeguizamo), distraught that she lost. Seeing a diamond in the rough, charitable Vida manages to convince Noxie to take Chi-Chi with them to Hollywood while teaching her the ways of drag. To pay Chi-Chi's way, the girls sell their plane tickets (something else that doesn't thrill Noxie) for an old but stylish convertible and embark on their 2,000-mile journey.
8th Oct '15 9:06:27 AM RookEncounte
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** Given the monologue, he's a ManlyGay who disapproves of {{Camp}}y men.

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** Given the monologue, he's a ManlyGay who disapproves of {{Camp}}y men.[[CampGay Campy men]].
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