Wig

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES

WIG

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.
Director
Chris Moukarbel
Producer
Jack Turner, Chris Moukarbel, Bruce Cohen, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Weinberg, Jay Peterson, Michael Mayer, Todd Lubin
Cinematographer
Matthew Klammer
Composer
Patrick Belaga
Editor
Ezra Paek
Executive Producer
Jon Ingle, Leah Culton Gonzalez, Sara Bernstein
Associate Producer
Brande By The Way, George Scarles
Co-Producer
Mark Dicristofaro
US Distributor
HBO
Production Manager
Christina Roulette
Supervising Editor
Greg Arata
Cast
Lady Bunny, Charlene Incarnate, Flotilla DeBarge, Kevin Aviance, Neil Patrick Harris, Willam, Linda Simpson, Naomi Smalls, Tabboo!

CONTACTS

Print Source
Jack Turner
Matador Content
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 466 1500
jack@matadorcontent.com
Press Contact
Steven Beeman
Falco Ink
New York, NY 10606
Phone: 212 445 7100
stevenmbeeman@falcoink.com