To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Eerie cross-dressing comedy (is this becomming a trend?) Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes
are the reigning Drag Queens of New York, and John Leguizamo is their protege in training.
The trio take an old Cadillac cross-country in a journey to Hollywood, when, surprise surprise,
the car breaks down in the very rural Snydersville. The three drag queens then bring their
enlightened wisdom upon the masses. The fact that anyone would truly confuse these men
with women for mere moments, much less days, stretches credulity. The characterizations
never get very deep, especially for Snipes' character. There are, however, several good laughs
in this picture (and several shudders as well). Most derive from the time-honored spectacle of
men wearing women's clothing, though Chris Penn deserves mention as the slow-witted bigot
of a country sheriff.
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