FILM AND BOOK REVIEWS
TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR
EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar is a movie about drag queens who never drink, never pull each others' wigs off, and don't seem to mind waking up early in the morning.
I could rake Thanks For Everything over the coals. Like real drag queens, much of the film's material is old and tired. There are some alarming stereotypes, some bad acting, and some very weak storytelling. It's title is ridiculously long. And of course its source material, The Adventures of Priscilla, had a crazy, breezy energy that the Hollywood version seems determined to exterminate. But what did we expect, The Seventh Seal in drag? It's hard to get that worked up about it.
Wong Foo is a perfectly fine mainstream Hollywood film. There're a bunch of funny