YMMV / To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Vida just a drag queen, or is she a transgender woman seeking acceptance? Many comments made by her and other characters imply that she's not just a performer but actually wishes to live as a woman. The movie is vague on this point.
It's also not exactly rare to find transgender women who started out in drag scenes in real life.
Crowning Music of Awesome: "Body Beautiful" by Salt N Pepa (edited strangely; you can't tell it's a rap song) playing during the opening credits while the queens are putting on their make up. Words can not describe how perfectly it fits. This song has since become a standard in drag shows.
Idiot Plot: Nobody questions the gender of the queens (barring Carol Ann, who has the presence of mind to look for an Adam's apple).
It's implied that everyone figured it out on their own by the time Sheriff Dullard showed up, but loved the queens all the same.