To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar has held up.
It’s weird thinking that there was a time when I would see ads for this flick in the back of Marvel Comics. Specifically, I remember seeing a ton of ads in the back of the X-Men books right when they got out of all that Age of Apocalypse story event stuff. Sometimes, it’s weird how your brain relates certain things to movies.
Given its arrival a year after “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, you can’t help but feel the need to draw a comparison. A bunch of drag queens leave the big metro area and break down in the middle of nowhere. Given that this is an American movie, the effort must be made to make small-town America learn a lesson. It’s the same tired claptrap that permeates all of these films. Urban folk teaching rural folk that all differences are cool and the majority of Rural America just nodding and agreeing.
In fact, the only person remotely upset by the drag queens is Chris Penn. Even then, most of his anger stemmed from being confused by his sexual arousal by one of them. It’s a solid Universal pick-up by Shout Factory and one well worth checking out.
Don’t forget to watch the feature length making-of documentary.