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The Cockettes

2002 Rated R 1hr 40m

David Weissman and Bill Weber's documentary traces the ascent and subsequent descent of the Cockettes, an equal-opportunity troupe composed of women, men and children who performed in drag at San Francisco's Palace Theater in the late '60s and '70s. Known as much for their flamboyance as for their talent, the Cockettes and their high-flying act failed to soar in the pressure tank of New York's theater scene.

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Movie Details

2002 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
Nudity, sexual content, drug references and some language
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; additional scenes; directors' interview; TV ads and promos; trailer.