Blu-ray: ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’

❉ Available for the first time on Blu-ray with all new extensive restoration.

This Steven Spielberg produced comedy was nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo as Noxeema, Vida and Chi-Chi en route from New York to Hollywood for a drag queen beauty pageant. Available for the first time on Blu-ray with all new extensive restoration.

Travelling across America to a drag queen beauty pageant, Noxeema, Vida and Chi-Chi are forced to make an unwelcome detour! Stranded in the tiny Midwest town of Snydersville, the three make the best of an unfortunate situation. Their glitz and glamour shake-up the sleepy locals and the stage is set for an outrageously funny weekend of flamboyant fun and unrefined simpleness.

Julie Newmar only makes a cameo appearance in the film. She was Catwoman in the television series Batman (1966–1967). Newmar also appeared in the music video for George Michael’s 1992 single Too Funky. The title of the movie came from an autographed picture of Newmar that writer Douglas Carter Beane saw on the wall of a Times Square Chinese restaurant called The China Bowl, in the mid 1980s. Wong Foo was the head bartender at the restaurant.

Real drag queens that appear in the pageant scenes include RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Candis Cayne, Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Kelly “Deep Fat” Fryer and Lady Catiria.

Extras:

Theatrical Trailer, Deleted  Scenes.


❉ ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’ is released on Blu-ray in the United Kingdom by Fabulous Films on April 8, 2019; RRP £14.99. 109 min. Rated BBFC: PG.

❉ News source: Fabulous Films.

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