Friday, April 2, 2010

The Cockettes (2002)

Bill Weber and David Weissman


From 1969 to 1972, the Cockettes were San Francisco's gender-bending, LSD-fueled, on-stage party. In the late 1990s, Cockettes and friends tell the story, illustrated by archival footage: the impromptu spirit of Hibiscus, colorful sets and costumes, the move toward scripts and rehearsals, a few films, Rex Reed's delirious review that got them a ragged gig in New York - where exuberant West met enervated East, and the end. Highlights include visits from Divine, the arrival of Sylvester - who could really sing, Hibiscus's departure to form the Angels of Light, "Tricia Nixon's Wedding," and the joy of the group's survivors even as they mourn friends who died from drugs or AIDS.


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If you liked the documentary you should buy it to support the artists behind it.

The Cockettes


  1. Hi - it's not doing the artists much of a favor for you to be showing people how to steal their work.

    david weissman, producer/ director THE COCKETTES


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