CINEMA: QUEL DRAG!

SPANGLES AND SOAPSUDS IN THE CROSS-DRESSING TO WONG FOO

Inside every gay man, the drag queen's fantasy credo goes, there's a beautiful woman just dying to accessorize. Take Vida Boheme (Patrick Swayze), the regal doyenne in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. Vida is a Victoria among drag queens; she could be the perfect ad for sisterhood out of a 1947 Good Housekeeping. And Swayze, maintaining equipoise between camp and bathos, is every inch a lady.

Vida and her friend Noxeema Jackson (Wesley Snipes, another stud star who looks swell in Dynel) are on the road with a third dragster, Chi Chi Rodriguez (John Leguizamo, who is not...

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