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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Drag-queen road comedy has some stereotypes, language.

Movie PG-13 1995 109 minutes
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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. But don't look for a lot of campiness in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. The focus here is on the three main characters and their effect on each other and the world around them. And while there's some sexiness and some mild romance, it's refreshingly free of sexual relationships among the three friends and between them and the townspeople. They're much more interested in helping people and being good role models.

There are some storytelling gaps, and most of the movie is predictable. Some things wrap up too neatly, and some things, like Sheriff Dollard's storyline, are too much of a stretch. Still, it works well enough as a friendship tale, and teens will relate to the characters as they long both for acceptance and for a future that's as fabulous as they are.

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