World Premiere


New York, Documentary, LGBTQIA
Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few friends drunkenly wandered from the Pyramid Club in the East Village to Tompkins Square Park and staged an impromptu drag show in the bandshell. This would soon become an annual drag bacchanal that lasted up until 2001. And now, Lady Bunny has brought it back. This past summer, the festival returned, bringing together legendary queens with some of the new children of drag, into one of the largest drag performances ever staged.

Wig explores the origins and the influence of the historic festival through rich archival footage, as well as provides a look into the contemporary drag movement that the festival served as a foundation for. Wig is a celebration of New York drag culture, and those personalities and performances that contribute to the ways we understand queerness, art, and identity today.

—Lucy Mukerjee

After the Premiere Screening: A special drag performance hosted by legendary drag queen Lady Bunny.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Chris Moukarbel
Chris Moukarbel crafts narratives around popular culture. His first film, Me at the Zoo, detailed the early history of YouTube and internet sensation Chris Crocker, while he examined infamous street artist Banksy in Banksy Does New York and Lady Gaga in Five Foot Two.
Chris Moukarbel
Jack Turner, Chris Moukarbel, Bruce Cohen, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Weinberg, Jay Peterson, Michael Mayer, Todd Lubin
Matthew Klammer
Patrick Belaga
Ezra Paek
Executive Producer
Jon Ingle, Leah Culton Gonzalez, Sara Bernstein
Associate Producer
Brande By The Way, George Scarles
Mark Dicristofaro
US Distributor
Production Manager
Christina Roulette
Supervising Editor
Greg Arata
Lady Bunny, Charlene Incarnate, Flotilla DeBarge, Kevin Aviance, Neil Patrick Harris, Willam, Linda Simpson, Naomi Smalls, Tabboo!

Print Source
Jack Turner
Matador Content
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 466 1500
Press Contact
Steven Beeman
Falco Ink
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 917 854 8700
* Rush Tickets available at venue except for
Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre.
The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.


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