“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar,” may be one of the best films about drag queens that I have ever seen. (Well, it pales in comparison to “Paris Is Burning“). In case you were living under a rock 18 years ago, you would have seen three amazing actors, Patrick Swayze, John Lequizamo and Wesley Snipes breaking ground, all dolled up in drag, portraying the not-so-fabulous-but-I-wish-me-and-my-girls-were-like-this life of men who “have way too much fashion sense for one person,” as Noxeema Jackson (played by Wesley Snipes) defines the drag queen.
The Beeban Kidron directed film was released in September 8, 1995 and I can hardly believe it’s been 18 years since we’ve seen these masculine men portray themselves as some of the most glamorous queens I’ve ever seen.
In order to fully celebrate the fabulousness that is “To Wong Foo,” I’ve provided you with the full story, told in GIFS for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.