Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years.
Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered
from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and
staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become
an annual drag bacchanal that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny
has brought it back. This past summer, the festival returned, bringing
together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, into
one of the largest drag performances ever staged. Wig explores the
origins and the influence of the historic festival through rich archival
footage, as well as provides a look into the contemporary drag movement
that the festival served as a foundation for. Wig is a celebration of
New York drag culture, and those personalities and performances that
contribute to the ways we understand queerness, art, and identity today.
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