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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar — Presented by OC Pride

OC PRIDE presents the 90’s classic comedy, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

In the mid-90’s, folks didn’t quite know what to expect when they heard that Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo would be playing a trio of Manhattan drag queens. But that’s before we met — and instantly fell in love with — the immortal Vida Boheme, Noxeema Jackson, and Chi-Chi Rodriguez. After Vida and Noxeema impress regional judges in a competition, they secure spots in the prestigious Nationals in Los Angeles. When the two meet pathetic drag novice Chi-Chi, who is broken-hearted at having lost at the same competition, the charmed Vida and Noxeema agree to take the hopeless youngster under their collective wing. Soon the three set off on a madcap road trip across America, meeting new friends and facing new struggles as they desperately try make it to Los Angeles in time.

With a start-studded cast of 1990’s Hollywood royalty, great music, and appearances by RuPaul, Robin Williams, and Miss Julie Newmar herself, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmaris a fun road trip movie that everyone can enjoy.


“Imagine, ‘Wong Foo’ suggests, a world where people stopped judging one another and simply surrendered to the silliness that’s dormant inside us.”— Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle

“This road trip comedy starring some of the ’90s biggest action heroes in drag works best as a story about three friends, who find answers for themselves by helping others.” — Adera Beach, Common Sense Media

“Screenwriter Douglas Carter Deane pilfers not just plot elements from ‘Priscilla,’  but also stirs in big chunks of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ ‘Bagdad Cafe,’ ‘Auntie Mame,’ ‘The Music Man’ and ‘Cinderella.’” — Joe Brown, Washington Post