Featuring: Peggy Cass, Larry Brinkin, Jackie Curtis
Director: Bill Weber, David Weissman
From Gay Essential
Released in 2002, The Cockettes is a documentary about the kaleidoscopic theatre group organized by Hibiscus in the late 1960s. The film is set in San Francisco and was directed by David Weissman and Bill Weber. Following the rise and fall of the illustrious Cockettes, the motion picture stars Peggy Cass, Larry Brinkin, Jackie Curtis and Dusty Dawn.
“The internal politics of the Cockettes are as fascinating as their theatre.”
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“A fascinatingly detailed snapshot of the flamboyant outer reaches of countercultural San Francisco in the hippie years and an emotional celebration of diversity, liberation, sexual anarchy and fabulousness, “The Cockettes” joyously re-creates the brief but resplendent reign of the legendary freakadelic drag troupe.”
— David Rooney, Variety
“Drawing on a remarkable archive of photos and film footage amassed by the late group member Martin Worman, “The Cockettes” is a sweet-natured reconsideration of one of San Francisco’s most vital, if least widely recognized, creative fountainheads.”
— James Sullivan, SFGATE
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Tartan
- DVD Release Date: 26 July 2004
- Run Time: 100 minutes
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