To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newman

Directed by Beeban Kidron


Keywords: Homophobia, stereotypes attached to homosexuality, drag queens

For: adults and teens

Trigger warnings: homophobia, transphobia, physical abuse

Description: Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.



Before the tv shows Pose (2019) or Rupaul Drag Race (2009-), there was To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newman. It’s a classic of the genre, today, it needs to be watched while keeping in mind the context of the 90s. Homosexuality was barely breaking through the media, the AIDS epidemic was strong and sexual diversity and gender diversity were wildly misunderstood. The movie attempts to talk about several of those topics while celebrating independence, individualism, and the courage to be true to yourself.